Photo: West Ham flop, World Cup hero, Pablo Armero joins Brazilian club

Flamengo

The Colombian has joined Flamengo after a poor spell with AC Milan.

In January of last year West Ham swapped things around in the left-back department. They released Razvan Rat, who had been a flop at the club, and signed up Pablo Armero on loan from his co-ownership with Napoli and Udinese.

The Colombian left-back looked to be a solid signing from The Hammers on paper, but his stay with the club was not exactly a success.

He played just five games for The Hammers, including his final appearance in April last year. He gave away a penalty in a 1-0 loss at home against Crystal Palace and never played for West Ham again.

Despite his woe in London he went on to have an excellent World Cup with Colombia and in the summer was signed by Italian giants AC Milan on loan.

Armero struggled once again to find top form for the Rossoneri. He played just eight times in Serie A for the club and is now on his way back to South America.

Hhe has left the club, and Italy, and Europe - to join Brazilian side Flamengo.

He has re-signed with manager Vanderlei Luxemburgo, who was his manager during a spell with Palmeiras in 2009-10.

Armero will now be hoping to find success back in South America after a tumultuous five years in European football.

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