The 29-year-old Brazilian failed to secure a regular spot in the first squad after joining Steve Cooper’s team on a free transfer from Palmeiras in January of last year.
Last season, he made two Premier League starts before going to Olympiacos on a season-long loan in the summer.
Before going on a season-long loan to Olympiacos in the summer of last year, he made two starts in the Premier League.
Scarpa, a midfield player, has only made two starts for the Greek team this season; he has, however, experienced a similar fate there.
Scarpa in talks to return to Brazil
According to UOL in Brazil, the two sides have been in talks over a permanent transfer for Scarpa over the last few days.
The Reds are said to be open to selling the Brazilian after he failed to make a real impact in the Premier League under Cooper.
However, Scarpa signed a deal until 2026, meaning any permanent deal between the two clubs would result in a transfer fee.
Mineiro are said to already know what the fee required would be as they aim to get a deal done for the 29-year-old as quickly as possible.
Scarpa struggled to adapt in Europe
Scarpa hasn’t made the impact he or Olympiacos would’ve hoped for, with the Brazilian’s loan potentially being cut short during January.
Right now, it’s impossible to imagine him not heading back to Brazil in the near future. It would seem highly unlikely that another European club will take him and heading back to his homeland looks realistic.
It’s sad to see that Scarpa is now struggling. He came to the club with real promise, but unfortunately for him, it just hasn’t worked out in Europe with the midfielder now expected to return to Brazil.