"I couldn't take it anymore. At a certain stage I wanted to just end it with football," said the Brazilian midfielder.
"I have found myself in a club that allows me to think only about football and that is very important for me. I am ready to start again."
"Capello is exceptional and really helped me a lot. We worked together for seven years, so the time had come for a change," added Puma."
"I have already played in Italy and will have no problems settling back into this style. I have no physical issues either."