Chapecoense have signed Douglas Grolli from Cruzeiro on a season long loan after most of their players were killed in a plane crash in Colombia in November.

According found the UOL Esporte , Chapecoense and Cruzeiro already have a verbal agreement for the loan, leaving only bureaucratic issues - such as medical examinations, documentation and contract signing - for Chapecó club announce their first post-accident player.

Grolli was very little used in the period in which he was in Belo Horizonte. The defender entered the field only twice in 2015, the year of his hiring. However, as Mano Menezes never liked, it became the last option of the defensive system.

Preceded by the Gaucho coach, the return to Toca da Raposa II was not even considered. As he already had a passage through the Arena Condá, the defender was offered to return by loan. The miners will continue to pay 80% of their salaries, while Chapecoense will pay the rest.