Brazilian midfielder “Shakhtar” Marlos in the near future may become a citizen of Ukraine, which will allow him to get into the clip of the local national team.
Two days ago Marlos reached a five-year period of residence in Ukraine, allowing the Brazilian midfielder to qualify for a Ukrainian passport. Footballer of Shakhtar a serious approach to this issue, soberly assessing the pros and cons of changing citizenship.
“There is a possibility of naturalization. I discuss this with managers and some people. It was a difficult decision, because Ukraine has a very different culture, but I love this country.
Want to know the opinion of the national team players if they desire my presence. I would not want my decision was perceived with negativity.
Three times I have contact with Andriy Shevchenko. He is my idol, but we did not talk long. Glad he interested in the fact that I played for the national team of Ukraine,” said Marlos in an interview to the Brazilian portal “Globo”.
Marlos could become the second Brazilian, who took the citizenship of Ukraine. The pioneer was former midfielder “Tavria”, “Metalist” and “Dnepr” Edmar, who played for the main team of the country’s 15 matches.
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