The wayward Kalou signs for Botafogo

He Botafogo announced the hiring of the Ivorian striker Salomon
Kalou, who arrives at the Brazilian club from Hertha in Berlin and with a contract until the end of next year.

Kalou, 34, started his career in Europe at the Dutch Feyernoord and was champion of the 2012 European Champions League with Chelsea.

Subsequently, he passed through French Lille and in 2014 he signed for German Hertha, where he had a modest campaign in which he barely touched the ball and in which he ended up suspended for indiscipline.

After several attempts by other renowned African players, such as former Real Madrid Yaya Touré or Obi Mikel, Botafogo ended up hiring Kalou.

The Ivorian will share the costumes with the Japanese Keisuke Honda

The Ivorian, whose arrival in Brazil is scheduled for next week, will share the locker room with Japanese midfielder Keisuke Honda, who was signed by the Rio de Janeiro club earlier this year.

Both will be under the command of coach Paulo César Autuori for the start of the Carioca Championship, which is scheduled to resume on August 9.