Ivory Coast international Salomon Kalou has completed a move to Brazilian club Botafogo following his departure from German side Hertha Berlin.
Details of the deal were not revealed, however, the club confirmed that they decided to go for Kalou, 34, after failing to recruit his compatriot Yaya Touré.
Kalou, who spent six seasons at Chelsea, says he is “happy and proud” to join Botafogo, who will return to action when the Brazilian league resumes in August after months of suspension due to Covid-19.
At his new club, the Ivorian will play alongside former Japan international Keisuke Honda who joined the Fogao last January.
Upon his return to training with Hertha last month, Kalou was punished for posting a video showing him disobeying numerous anti-Covid safety measures imposed by the German Football League (DFL).