Renato defends hiring Thiago Santos: “It will help a lot”

Grêmio has seen a wave of criticism on social media in recent days. The complaint of the crowd happened by the hiring of Thiago Santos, ex-Palmeiras and who was in Dallas-USA. The scolding was so great that Renato Portaluppi spoke about the matter without being asked and left in defense of the club, the business and the steering wheel.

At the age of 31, Thiago Santos should arrive in Porto Alegre next week. The contract will be for three seasons with an option to renew for another year.

“The only thing I ask the fan is a little bit of calm, patience. Grêmio is attentive to the market. Thiago will arrive and help us. I know the fan was seeing the names before and such, but he will help us. What we can’t do is rush, “said Renato Gaúcho.

Thiago Santos arrives to fill a vacancy that Grêmio believes has been open for some time. The club will spend about $ 1 million (R $ 5.5 million at current price) in four semiannual installments.

“Some players that the fans wanted, that we wanted, we tried. I even talked to them. But there are times that it falls outside our purview (…) We are not going to bring only top players, we have to reinforce the group. When the supporter seeing Thiago in the field, he will like it. He will help us a lot “, said the coach.

So far, Grêmio have announced Rafinha (ex-Olympiacos-GRE and Flamengo) and Thiago Santos. The club is also looking for two strikers, half and can also close with goalkeeper and defender.


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