Initially, as UOL Esporte revealed on March 18, Verdão actually made a first offer official. On that occasion, the LAFC ended up rejecting 2.5 million dollars (R $ 14.2 million) for 80% of the economic rights of the Colombian midfielder, even with the risk of losing it for free soon – it has a contract only December this year. year. The player still pleases Verdão, but the request of Los Angeles at first removed the club.
Pending a concrete response to Palmeiras, the United States club has dealt with the internal dissatisfaction of Atuesta, who has already announced the intention of not moving forward with a renewal. The Colombian, in fact, swayed with a strong interest, especially after having talked by phone with Portuguese coach Abel Ferreira.
In addition to Palmeiras, another Brazilian club has already shown a desire to hire Eduard Atuesta: Grêmio. People close to the player say that the midfielder sees in Brazilian football the possibility of gaining more prominence and, who knows, being part of the Colombian national team, with an eye on the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
So far, Verdão has guaranteed the arrival of only one new player: midfielder Danilo Barbosa, who arrived on loan from Nice, from France. At the request of the technical commission, the leaders are still searching the market for at least three more reinforcements, two of them for the attack.
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