In the market for a defender after losing Lucas Veríssimo even before the start of the season, the Corinthians been linked in the last few hours to the name of Lyancowhich defends the Al-Gharafafrom Qatar, on loan from Southampton. The unusual reason was a post made by the player’s sister, Lyarah.
In the image published on Instagramwhich was then deleted, you can see the message: “But Fabio Soldado called me today and they are going to make the offer for Lyanco”. The text was understood on social media as related to Timão’s new football executive.
But what is concrete about this situation?
According to the ESPNO defender’s name was taken to Corinthians. Still, however, there is no official proposal or ongoing negotiation for the athlete to be a black and white reinforcement at this time.
The report learned that Marcelo Vojnovic, Lyanco’s father and businessman, traveled to Qatar to talk to Al-Gharafa about the defender, who has not played since September 28th. Outside of the games against Muaither and Al Rayyan, the defender was absent from the team’s last five duels due to injury.
Still according to the investigation of the ESPNthe athlete has been training normally during the pre-season and even scored one of the team’s goals in the 2-2 draw against Al Arabi, in a friendly last Monday (29).
Even so, a return to Brazilian football is welcomed by Lyanco, who has a contract with Southampton until June 2025.
Lyarah, Lyanco’s sister, is married to Maycon, a Corinthians athlete. The defender and midfielder are managed by the same businessman.
Who is Lyanco?
The defender passed through the bases of Botafogo It is São Paulountil being revealed as a professional by Tricolor in 2015.
In 2017, he transferred to the Turinfrom Italy, also passing through Bologna on loan. In 2021, he was bought by Southampton.
Last season, when the Saints were relegated to Championship In last place in the Premier League, the defender played 30 games (21 as a starter) and registered one goal and two assists.
Naturalized, Lyanco played for the Serbian youth team, but in 2016 he was called up to the Brazilian under-20 team. The following year, he competed in the South American Championship.
In 2019, already with the Brazilian Olympic team, he was champion of the Toulon Tournament, in France.