São Paulo has bad news after a goalless draw with Palmeiras, for the third round of the Paulista Championship
the wound of Nahuel Ferraresi dropped like a bomb Sao Paulo after a goalless draw with Palm trees, last Sunday, at the Allianz Parque. The Venezuelan defender tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee and will have to undergo surgery, which prohibits him, for the moment, from remaining in the Tricolor, as his loan deal expires in June 2023.
After the derby, the board and coaching staff made no secret of their concern over Ferraresi’s situation, and the fear of bad news was finally confirmed a few hours later. The President of Sao Paulo, Julio Casaresspoken personally with the Venezuelan defender and is expected to intensify conversations with the city group to try to keep him on the team longer.
The idea of the tricolor high dome is to formulate a proposal to the City Group so that Nahuel Ferraresi could extend its connection with São Paulo until the end of 2024have the ability to defend Tricolor after a long recovery from a ligament tear in his right knee.
Before the injury, São Paulo already intended to extend Nahuel Ferraresi’s loan deal by six months, until the end of 2023, so that he could complete the full season for the club. The purchase option fixed in the contract is considered outside the financial reality of the Tricoloreven more so now, with uncertainty over how the defender will return after tearing his knee ligament.
But since it is a complicated injury, with a recovery period of 9 to 12 months, even if the city groupwho owns the economic rights of Ferraresi, has agreed to transfer him to Tricolor until December, although he may no longer play in the São Paulo shirt in 2023.
Influence of Casares
President Julio Casares played a key role in hiring Nahuel Ferraresi last year. The tricolor representative has been to England more than once and has taken advantage of the good relations he has with the senior management of the city group strengthen São Paulo with a defender with a lot of potential, but who had no chance of playing for Manchester City and, except when defending Team B from the Portpassages accumulated by lesser clubs in Europe, such as Estoril e Moreirensefrom Portugal, and Peraladafrom Spain.
O city group welcomed the proposal to have one of his players in São Paulo, considered a great showcase for Brazilian and South American football, and agreed to loan Nahuel Ferraresi, as well as the striker Nahuel Bustoswho ultimately failed to Tricolor.
Nahuel Ferraresi also expressed his desire to stay in São Paulo. The defender quickly adapted to Brazilian football and became a starter under the coach Rogerio Ceni. This year, he began to form the defense duo alongside Grove.
It should be remembered that Ferraresi and Arboleda as a defensive duo did not concede goals in 2023. In the debut, São Paulo drew 0-0 with Ituano, like last Sunday, opposite Palmeiras, in the heart of the Allianz Parque. In the 2-1 win over railwayArgentinian Alan Franco is the one who played alongside the Venezuelan.
The 24-year-old Ferraresi is seen as an extremely promising defender, frequently called up for the Venezuelan national team and who could be very useful in São Paulo. It remains to be seen whether Julio Casares and his board will be able to reach a new agreement with the city group to keep the athlete on the list.