With Leo Jardim, Vasco will have to find solutions to one question

With the possible arrival of Leo Jardim, who is predicted in Rio de Janeiro later this week to bear medical assessments and signal a contract, Vasco will have to find solutions to one downside: the squad will be stuffed with goalkeepers.

It will be 5 if all goes effectively with the signing of Jardim, who has already stated goodbye to his team-mates and been launched by Lille to journey. Apart from him, there are Ivan, Thiago Rodriguez, Alexander and Hols within the group.

Initially, Léo Jardim and Ivan naturally led the battle for the title. Vasco went searching for Ivan at Zenit, in Russia – he comes on mortgage from Corinthians till the tip of the yr, with a compulsory possibility to purchase if he meets sure targets. Jardim has been with Lille since 2019 and will signal for 3 seasons, however the worth of the deal has not but been disclosed.

In the present state of affairs, Thiago, Hols and Alexander will battle for the third goalkeeper spot within the lineup. Probably Vasco will have to find a vacation spot, completely or on hire, for the unused ones. Check out the state of affairs of every of the goalkeepers:


The 25-year-old goalkeeper has a mortgage deal till the tip of the yr, however Corinthians contemplate his sale after that interval sure. If the targets set out within the bond are met, Vasco will be required to purchase 90% of its financial rights. Ivan appeared at Ponte Preta the place he performed 163 video games earlier than transferring to Timao. He was known as up to Brazil’s under-23 squad and have become Toulon match champions in 2019, beginning for the group then coached by Andre Jardin. Ivan performed solely 4 video games for Zenit. He made his debut (albeit unofficially) for Vasco within the pleasant in opposition to Inter Miami and impressed at proper again within the second half.

Thiago Rodriguez

Involved in a lot of Vasco’s Serie B marketing campaign final yr, the 34-year-old goalkeeper ended the yr on a low observe, regardless of an essential efficiency within the last-round win over Ituano that secured promotion. Thiago even hinted that he would not keep, however ended up renewing for one more yr. He missed a part of pre-season with a foot harm, left his rivals behind and was not included within the journey to Florida within the United States, nor was he on the bench for the 2 Carioca Championship video games to date.


Created by Baza Forte, the 23-year-old goalkeeper has solely made 4 appearances for Vasco’s skilled aspect: three of them in 2019 and the final in Serie B final yr, when he was within the beginning line-up in a 1-0 win over Ponte Preta in April. This yr, given the uncertainty of Thiago’s state of affairs and the cut up of the squad over the Carioca dispute, he was a part of the delegation that traveled to Florida for the pre-season and began within the pleasant in opposition to River Plate during which Vasco was overwhelmed 3-0. He has a contract till the tip of 2025.


Another starter for the youth aspect, the 23-year-old goalkeeper not too long ago renewed his contract, which now runs till April subsequent yr. In the United States first group, he was chosen to begin Carioca’s first video games and had stable performances, though he was not very demanding. Halls was loaned out to Nautico and Boa Esporte early in his skilled profession and made 5 appearances for Vasco.

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