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Khalil admits he spoke to Cruzeiro about Mineiro: ‘No more Minas Arena’

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Alexandre Khalil, PSD candidate for the federal government of Minas Gerais

The Minas Gerais authorities candidate, former mayor of Belo Horizonte, Alexandre Kalil (PSD), agreed with Governor Romeu Zema (Novo), his primary rival, on Mineiro’s gesture. Both are contemplating ending their contract with Minas Arena, the concessionaire answerable for operating the stadium till 2037.

“Enough with Minas Arena. You want to take away it. Stop with that. Did the governor say that? So Zema is true. You ought to take away this Minas Arena from the dialog. Bring her to the federal government, see if Cruzeiro is . It is a public good. But you can also make a deal. It’s nothing massive, there is not any scandal,” Khalil advised EM Interview podcast.

This is offered for in Law No. 8,987, which offers with public concessions, however would require the federal government to compensate Minas Arena. According to Marcato, the estimated worth can be R$400 million.

“It’s street (in accordance to Cruzeiro). To resolve this, outline it, get it off the again of the state. Cruzeiro pays and buys the stadium for him,” predicted Khalil.

“Today the stadium will not be within the state. Minas Arena. Make a deal for Cruzeiro to purchase, since you do not assume Minas Arena goes to hand over 7, 8, 10, 20 million a yr to give it to somebody, do you?” added the previous Atlico president.

Since 2013, the state has already paid Minas Arena R$1.054 billion as compensation for investments within the reconstruction and administration of Mineiro. By the tip of the concession contract with a complete length of 27 years, more than BRL 800 million is predicted to be transferred. The debt is up to date utilizing the Selic charge.

“What the federal government can not pay for Minas Arena is to discover Atlico and Cruzeiro. I do know the Mineiro mannequin. He is horrible. If Mineiro is deserted and became a forest, the state could have to pay hundreds of thousands each month to these guys. You have to give you resolution. This goes by Atlico, America and Cruzeiro. He stays a miner. I do not see any drama in talking,” he stated.

The cruise is most fascinated with Mineiro

The finish of the contract between the state authorities and Minas Arena can be a chance, for instance, for Sociedade Anima do Futebol (SAF) do Cruzeiro, managed by Ronaldo Fenmeno, to develop into a candidate to take over Mineiro in a brand new bidding course of.

However, the operation is difficult. The majority accomplice in SAF Cruzeirense could have to collect traders to create a brand new consortium able to assembly the state’s necessities.

This new consortium, in the end composed of Cruzeiro SAF, could have to pay, proper from the beginning, a grant of R$ 400 million. with this quantity, the federal government intends to compensate Minas Arena upfront to break the present relationship.

State speak with Ronaldo

On June 15 of this yr, Ronaldo met with Zema and Secretary Fernando Marcato on the BDMG headquarters in Belo Horizonte and mentioned this very concern. At the time, the previous No 9 shirt stated the dialog had been “very optimistic”.

“The dialog was excellent. Mineiro was not on the agenda, however ultimately he rotated. The dialog was excellent. I can say that we’ve got plenty of work forward of us,” Ronaldo stated.


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