While trying to hire Allan, Palmeiras is also planning reinforcements for other sectors of the squad. This time, it is a player who was recently targeted by Flamengo and Atlético-MG. According to information from the Portuguese newspaper A Bola, Verdão showed interest in Gilberto, Benfica’s right-back.
Hired in 2020 from Fluminense, Gilberto arrived at Benfica on the recommendation of Jorge Jesus. At 30, he is in his third season with the Portuguese team. There are 26 games, four goals and one assist. His contract with the Encarnados is valid until 2025.
On social media, Palmeiras fans mostly seem to have liked the name. Dissatisfied with Marcos Rocha, they understand that Verdão really needs to strengthen the side. With a more marked profile, Gilberto resembles Piquerez’s profile.
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On loan to Red Bull Bragantino until the end of the year, Matheus Fernandes may no longer wear the Palmeiras shirt. Satisfied with the midfielder’s performance, the club from Bragança Paulista notified Verdão that it will exercise the purchase option valued at € 1.2 million (R$ 6.6 million at current quotations). The information was initially given by Jorge Nicola.
Matheus Fernandes has a contract with Palmeiras until 2025, but he did not convince Abel Ferreira and was transferred to Massa Bruta. Recently, the Portuguese tore praise after the victory over Braga, in Paulistão.
“Even today I was asking: ‘Who was Bragantino’s number 5?’. He who was here at Palmeiras, and who is still our player and who played an absolutely extraordinary game”, he praised.
“So, our team has to understand that everyone is going to give their lives to beat us”, he added.
What about Allan?
Palmeiras did not give up on hiring Allan, from Atlético-MG. According to the GOAL website, Verdão is preparing a new attack to convince the miners. Galo, in turn, only agrees to talk with a proposal from € 15 million (R$ 82.82 million at the current quotation).
The first investment was around €9 million (R$49.7 million), but Atlético said no. At first, Galo does not want to negotiate the midfielder with any Brazilian team.