Raul MouraNov 9, 2023, 1:52 pmReading: 2 min.
Even without the status of holder of the Corinthians since the arrival of Mano Menezes in command of the team, Gabriel Moscardo remains on the rise behind the scenes of European clubs. According to sources consulted by ESPNthe midfielder once again became the target of interest from Chelseawho in recent weeks intensified talks to sign the 18-year-old jewel.
The Parque São Jorge team refused the first attack of the Blues at the end of August. This time, however, there is still no formalized official proposal.
A ESPN reported at the time that the values exceeded 20 million euros (R$ 107 million – in the price for the period). The São Paulo team holds 80% of the economic rights of the driver and projects something around 30 million euros (about R$ 158 million) with the athlete.
The initial proposal arrived at Corinthians through the duo Kia Joorabchian and Giuliano Bertolucci, agents with excellent traffic in the Premier League and also at the black and white club.
Even with the possibility of receiving the money upfront in the model proposed by the English, Corinthians was not excited about the amount and refused the offer.
Chelsea’s ‘pressure’ behind the scenes is justified by the movement of more European teams to sign Gabriel Moscardo. One of the main stakeholders is the Barcelonawho has Deco’s influence in the football department.
In addition to Chelsea and Barcelona, the young midfielder was also the target of surveys from Madrid’s athletic It is Arsenal. The first two, however, remain the strongest names in the fight.
Even with values considered attractive, the behind-the-scenes view is that negotiations should only actually move forward after the election that will define the next president of Corinthians.
The election, which has André Luiz Oliveira (situation) and Augusto Melo (opposition) as candidates, is scheduled for November 25th.
Promoted to Corinthians’ professional squad in July 2023, Moscardo has 21 appearances for the club, six of which were under the command of Mano Menezes. Starting in four and substituted in all of them in the second half, the midfielder appeared as an option on the bench in two other games.
Gabriel Moscardo renewed his contract with Alvinegro until July 2026.