Corinthians and Mateus Pereira have a goal but an obstacle prevents the ‘joyful ending’

Between Corinthians and Mateus Pereira is match at attacking midfielder to bolster the Alvinegro membership. The drawback is Al Hilal of Saudi Arabia, the workforce that owns the participant’s rights.

In latest days, the Corinthians administration obtained info in the market that Pereira may very well be free to signal with another membership. The scenario given to Alvinegros was that the Arabs owed wages to the participant, who would search to terminate the contract in court docket. When they dug deeper into the search, alvinegros found that in truth Al Hilal is experiencing a delicate monetary scenario and could be keen to provide loans to some athletes to alleviate wages, Mateus may very well be certainly one of them.

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Mateus Pereira misplaced status underneath coach Ramon Diaz. Under the Argentinian coach, the footballer was on the bench solely in Hilal’s final two engagements, at the finish of final yr.

Having already spoken to individuals linked to Mateus Pereira, Corinthians had been enthusiastic about the likelihood to take the athlete on mortgage. However, the first contacts with representatives of Al Hilal weren’t encouraging. Since they invested 18 million euros (nearly R$ 100 million, at present costs) in the buy of the attacking midfielder final yr, they might even conform to mortgage the athlete, but for a quick interval. The thought is to “repair the home” financially and come again sturdy. And inside this mission are the newest investments the workforce has made.

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For Timao, a deal like this does not matter. Alvinegra’s workforce desires to have the athlete a minimum of till the finish of the season. Relying on Mateus Pereira till August, for instance, would imply dropping him when the membership most likely wants him most in what will probably be the decisive moments of the knockout competitions (Copa do Brasil and Libertadores).

During the negotiations, there have been no open talks between Corinthians and Al Hilal, solely talks that have not been closed, even when the talks are at a standstill and with no signal of breaking by.

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The Corinthian board is cautious in in search of reinforcements. They have their eyes open for market alternatives. Apart from Mateus Pereira, the membership, for instance, continues to dream of the repatriation of Philippe Coutinho. The technique was to carry talks with the athletes’ workforce and then resolve with the groups they work for. And that is the place Timão didn’t develop. In the case of Coutinho, Aston Villa of England didn’t facilitate the launch of the participant who want to return to Brazil. The actions between the two athletes are fairly comparable.


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