Palmeiras announced, on Monday afternoon (5), that striker Ron will start wearing shirt 7 from the current season. Symbolic in the history of the club, the number was ‘vague’ since Dudu’s departure, in the middle of 2020, and has belonged to idols like Paulo Nunes and Edmundo in the past. Now, ex-shirt 11, who was one of the protagonists of the conquest of the last Libertadores, takes on this legacy.
– I am very happy to wear the number 7 again, even because it is a club like Palmeiras. When the number came out and I was 7, I was very happy, I overflowed with joy. It is an immense happiness. I believe it is an achievement for the player to be wearing the number 7 of Palmeiras. Several players who were idols here at Palmeiras wore this shirt, like Edmundo and Dudu. I hope to continue making history with this shirt – declared the athlete to the official website of Verdão.
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The curious change comes amid the interest of a European giant in Ron: as reported by reporter André Hernan, from the ‘ge’ portal, Ajax-HOL did a survey for the athlete recently. According to the report of the OUR LECTURE / LAUNCH!, there is still no imminence of an official proposal and Verdão works with the idea of continuing with the Paraense in his squad.
It is worth remembering that the player recently also definitively got rid of a legal imbroglio with FIFA, related to his former Japanese club, which could result in a suspension of official matches for months. Such a release can be an attraction for potential players interested in your football.
The novelty related to the ‘inheritance’ of shirt 7 also reinforces Alviverde’s disbelief in a brief return from Dudu. The point is on loan to Al-Duhail-QAT until the middle of 2021, however, it has a call option clause that can expand its ties in the Arab country for another two years. Although he stated that he wants to return to the Football Academy in the future, the player also admitted, last Sunday (4), in an interview with Esporte Espetacular, that he wants to stay longer in his current team:
– I can’t hide my desire to stay here. If the club buys me, I will automatically stay another two years. I want to stay here, have my time here in Qatar – revealed Dudu.
Dudu’s successor with Palmeiras 7, Rony is preparing with the palestrino cast to continue disputing decisions, after a year of three titles won. Having played 52 games (40 as a starter), given 9 assists and scoring 11 goals throughout the 2020 season, the athlete should be the starter in the first leg of the South American Recopa this Wednesday (7), against Defensa y Justícia, in Argentina.
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