Despite still having aspirations in the Brazilian Championship, Corinthians is also thinking about next season. Coach Mano Menezes understands that Timão needs another center forward for the squad. Thus, Alvinegro scours the market looking for an option for the team’s offensive sector.
The coach understands that one of the priorities needs to be the arrival of a center forward for 2024, largely due to the production of the attackers in the current squad. Yuri Alberto, for example, has been doing poorly during the season and has started to be questioned. Furthermore, even in a bad phase, he was still scouted by some clubs in Europe. In the middle of the year, West Ham showed interest in the athlete.
His immediate reserve is Felipe Augusto, 19 years old. Despite being listed as very promising, Corinthians understands that the player needs to mature before gaining a chance in the starting team.
Thus, one of the names that appears on Corinthians’ list for next season is Mastriani, from América-MG. The 30-year-old Uruguayan has 11 goals in the Brasileirão and also became the top scorer in the Copa Sudamericana this season. However, Alvinegro has not yet sent any offers for the player. Furthermore, Coelho’s athlete became highly valued at the end of the year, and Timão fears an auction.
In this way, Corinthians preaches caution in finding the ideal center forward. The search should gain strength after the club elections. Timão will meet its new president on November 25th. André Luiz Oliveira and Augusto Mela fight for the election.
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