Flamengo resumes negotiations to sign Claudinho from Zenit

Flamengo resumes negotiations to sign Claudinho from Zenit

Flamengo has rekindled its interest in Zenit’s Claudinho and sent a proposal to the Russian club for the signing of the midfielder

O Flamengo has a target in this transfer window who, despite never having played for the club, can be considered an old acquaintance. The midfielder Claudinhoof Zenithas been on Mengão’s radar in recent years and the Rio team has returned to negotiating with the Russians, with a new proposal presented, according to ‘GE’.

In July 2023, Flamengo offered 15 million euros, around R$80 million at the exchange rate at the time, to have 100% of the midfielder’s economic rights. However, the talks did not yield results at that time, as Zenit asked for 20 million euros, R$107 million respectively, and there was no agreement between the two parties.

Flamengo’s interest in Claudinho is not new and the player, since leaving Bragantino for Zenit, has already shown a desire to defend the red-black club. At another time, when Mengão was negotiating this possible arrival, the proximity to Brazilian Team It was a point that swayed the midfielder to return to Brazil.

In three seasons in Russia, Claudinho is a three-time Russian champion, has two titles in the Russian Super Cup is Russian Cup. At 27 years old, the Brazilian scored 20 goals and provided 23 assists for Zenit in 102 games played. According to ‘GE’, Flamengo’s offer was similar to the first one, made in July 2023. However, due to the rise of the euro, the transfer is likely to be more expensive than expected a year ago.

Claudinho celebrating Brazil’s gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics (Credit: Getty Images)

Source: sportbuzz

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