ver since agent Robson Ferreira announced that Everton Ribeiro is leaving Al Ahli in the United Arab Emirates and “never before has a Brazilian club been so close” to hiring him, the name of the midfielder became a trend in social networks and gained a projection in the market of ball. Cruzeiro, São Paulo and Palmeiras started to be listed as the probable destinations of the player of 27 years.
The board of directors of Cruzeiro officially ruled and opened the doors for the Brazilian double champion by the club, in 2013 and 2014, to return to the Toca da Raposa II, provided that under economically viable conditions.
“We have to be careful not to generate expectation. There is no negotiation right now. But of course the Cruzeiro is attentive to the situation of Everton Ribeiro. If there is this possibility (of the player returning to Brazil), let’s go back. Everton Ribeiro is a player with the potential to play in any league in world football. And Cruzeiro will always have an interest in big players like him, “he told Superesportes , the soccer director Klauss Camara .
On Wednesday, the possible conditions of the hiring of Everton Ribeiro were published by the ESPN channel : 5 million euros for 50% of economic rights and about R $ 700 thousand monthly salary. Who would pay?
In São Paulo, two of the clubs appointed as suitors of Ribeiro ended up announcing that they are out of the fight for the midfielder. At Superesportes , the football director of Palmeiras , Alexandre Mattos , ruled out the repatriation of the club right now. “Not here,” he said, using a cell phone message.
Palmeiras de Mattos has already invested high in the market to strengthen the team in the dispute of the Copa Libertadores and brought players to that position, cases of War, Michel Bastos, Hyoran and Raphael Veiga. Besides that, The soccer director treated the values of Everton Ribeiro, speculated by the press, as above the possibilities of the São Paulo club.
In turn, the director of football of São Paulo , José Neto Jacobson explained that Everton Ribeiro was offered to the club at the turn of the year, but the troubled conditions. Since then, the sock has not gone into the plans anymore. “Everton Ribeiro does not exist. There was a search for the agent offering us back there, but when we talked to the athlete it was not what the agent had said. That is, it was a ceiling that São Paulo could afford at that moment. The value was unreal for our conditions. He is an excellent player and would come to São Paulo well, but we did not speak at any moment about this athlete from yesterday to today, “said the leader, In Ribeirão Preto-SP, to the ESPN channel in the early evening of this Wednesday.
While the future of Ribeiro is not defined, he complies with the contract he has with Al Ahli until 2019 .