Turkish club Adana Demirspor have revealed that former Manchester United midfielder Anderson has retired from playing football.
The Brazilian moved to Turkey in 2018 but has apparently decided against playing on this season at the age of just 31.
According to Adana Demirspor’s chairman Murat Sancak, Anderson will remain with the club in an off-field position and has taken a significant pay cut in the process.
“Anderson spent the camp period very well, but was not involved in squad planning. Anderson got a job, he went to work and decided to quit football,” Sancak told Radyospor.
“Anderson reduced his contract which was €600,000 for this season to €200,000. Anderson will continue to work at our club. I think it will be especially effective in our foreign relations.”
Adana are planning to hold a testimonial match for Anderson on October 12 against Turkish giants Besiktas as football bids farewell to a player that fell well short of his potential.