In addition to goalkeeper Otávio, another standout from Cruzeiro’s youth teams will do an “exchange” at Valladolid, in Spain, which also belongs to Ronaldo. This is midfielder Jhosefer, 19 years old, who was one of the celestial highlights in the last São Paulo Junior Football Cup.
The celestial board plans to give the player a ‘trial period’ in European football, even if for a short time. The idea is that Jhosefer will remain on loan until the end of the dispute in the Second Division of the Spanish Championship, scheduled to end on June 4th this year.
The midfielder renewed his contract with Cruzeiro during the Copinha dispute. His contract, which would run until December 2025, was extended for another three years.
The information was initially given by Radio Itatiaia and confirmed to the On Attack by the athlete’s manager, Nenê Zini.
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At Valladolid, Jhosefer will meet an old acquaintance. The midfielder will be trained by Paulo Pezzolano, champion coach of Series B of the 2022 Brazilian Championship and the figure responsible for giving him his first information on the professional team.
The first Cruzeiro player to make this exchange was striker Breno Teixeira, in the first half of last year. He was part of the alternative team and did not play for the Spanish club professionally.
Jhosefer for Cruzeiro
At Cruzeiro for almost a decade, Jhosefer received three opportunities in the professional team (two in the Campeonato Mineiro and one in Série B of the 2022 Brazilian Championship). He debuted under the command of Paulo Pezzolano, each time in the final stage of the games.
With the Uruguayan coach, Jhosefer was used as a winger on the sides of the field. The role was not that unusual for the young man, who had already been improvised as a right-back and left-back at the base.
At Copinha, Jhosefer played as a midfielder and was present in all matches played by Cruzeiro, who were defeated in the final by Corinthians
With information from reporter Luiz Henrique Campos