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Atlético continues to look for a defender to reinforce the squad led by coach Jorge Sampaoli. Names like Lucas Veríssimo, Luan and Kuscevic have been speculated recently.
According to Argentina’s TyC Sports newspaper, 27-year-old Paraguayan defender Júnior Alonso is very close to being an Atlético player. With a pass linked to Lille, from France, the athlete is on loan at Boca and will not remain in the Xeneize squad.
Also according to TyC Sports, there is already an agreement between athlete and Atlético, where the contract would be for four years. Lille, owner of his rights, requests about 3 million euros in the athlete’s pass.
Different! That is the word that defines the attacking midfielder Sávio, only 16 years old. The young man was summoned to Atlético’s transition team and started work on Wednesday in the city of Galo. Known as “Savinho”, the young man is treated as a great whitewash promise.
The player adds calls for the Brazilian National Team U-15. In 2019, he was the holder and South American Champion of the category, being one of the highlights of the team.
Left-handed, Savinho is an extremely skilled forward, fast and objective, his dribbles are always in search of the opponent’s goal. For Atlético, Sávio has played 30 games and scored 12 goals.
Ambitious and brave
Coach Jorge Sampaoli gave a press conference in Cidade do Galo. In the chat, the Argentine commented on the impact of the pandemic of the new COVID-19 on football and the world. Sampaoli also spoke of the style of play he intends to apply at Atlético.
The coronavirus has affected several sectors of society, including football. Sampaoli said his view on the current scenario.
“I think it is a situation that has to do with the social, in addition to football. Unfortunately, the pandemic has resulted in a total paralysis of the world. So we have to monitor the situation in the best way, so that the team reaches a collective agreement related to my feeling about football”, said Sampaoli.
The Argentine commander also commented on the changes he has been making at Atlético.
“The cast that we found here in this club, was already assembled for some time. We had to make some changes according to our idea of play, of attack with possession of the ball. Unfortunately, the fact that Atlético will soon be playing only one competition, means that the squad has to be reduced”.
A “reinforcement” of Kashima Antlers
Atlético seek to reinforce the defensive sector and defender Bueno, 24, is close to being announced as a new reinforcement of Galo on loan. The athlete was appointed by coach Jorge Sampaoli, who tried to sign him while he was at Santos.
Marrony is closer than ever!
On Thursday afternoon (11), Vasco’s striker Marrony was released from training to arrange his transfer to Atlético. The negotiation between Galo and Cruzmaltino has been going on for the past few days and has finally come to an end.
The negotiation should be around R$ 20 million for 80% of the athlete’s rights. In addition, as stated by journalist Henrique André, there is a mandatory percentage clause, where Atlético will have to buy the other 20% of the athlete in two years.
Europa has an eye on Igor Rabello!
If on the one hand a defender is arriving, on the other hand, one will soon be able to pack his bags and leave.
Defender Igor Rabello, hired last season, has already received inquiries from European team agents. It is important to note that the defender is in the final stages of acquiring the Portuguese passport, as the journalist Henrique André said. The passport would provide an extra facility for the 25-year-old defender to enter the Old Continent.
Changing colors? Ábila is a player of interest
According to journalist Martin Liberman, Alexandre Mattos approached Boca’s board of directors to find out the situation of the 30-year-old striker, in addition, the football director of Galo would have offered twice the salary the athlete earns today. Wanchope Ábila has a contract with the Argentine club until 06/30/2022 and that could hinder an agreement.
Smart and Fast, meet Gustavo Henrique
Hired in November 2018 for the under-20 team at the request of the junior category director, Júnior Chávare, Gustavo Henrique had a rapid rise until he reached the professional roster. In an interview with TV Galo, the 20-year-old defender spoke about his time at Galo.
“For me it was a little unexpected, despite believing in my principles. As I said, I am very focused. So, it is unexpected, however, God knows all things and I put him first. I try to work hard, as you said, things happen too fast, but I’ve been doing my part and fighting for it ”.
The young defender takes advantage of the moment and seeks to learn from the great players that Atlético have in the squad, especially the trio Réver, Igor Rabello and Gabriel.
“I always had them as idols, Réver in first hand for being more experienced, but I had already commented with Rabello and Gabriel, they are new defenders, but they have national and world recognition. I have been gaining experience, Réver has been instructing me in the best possible way, not only him, but Rabello, Gabriel and even Fábio Santos. So I always learn from them day after day. This is gratifying”.
Atlético make offer to have Keno
Atlético continues on the market in search of reinforcements to meet the needs of coach Jorge Sampaoli. After forwarding the hiring of Marrony, another striker will be able to paint in Cidade do Galo. Two days ago in the program Prose de Galo, Uai!, Betinho Marques said that negotiations with Pyramids by striker Keno had advanced a lot.
At the end of this Saturday afternoon (13), according to journalist Thiago Fernandes, Atlético formalized a proposal worth 3 million euros, something around R$17 million for the 30-year-old striker.
Keno is on loan to Al-Jazira in the United Arab Emirates, but the club will not exercise the right to purchase, leaving Atlético free. A source said that Alexandre Mattos maintains constant contacts with the attacker, who even accepts lowering wages to return to Brazil.
Edinho is close to South Korea
Atlético forward 25-year-old forward Edinho’s loan to South Korea’s Daejeon Hana Citizen for a season. The Korean club currently dispute the K-League 2, equivalent to the second division.
Outside of plans at Atlético, Edinho even negotiated his move to Fortaleza, but the pandemic interrupted the negotiations. The striker will have a pass set at around $1.8 million with the Asian club.
Hired in the second half of 2018, Edinho signed with Galo until December 2023, but was unable to repeat the good football presented at Fortaleza.
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