Several negotiations did not work out, for a variety of reasons. Gabigol, Rafael Borré, Luiz Henrique, Erick, Caio Alexandre, Thiago Maia and Pablo were some of the targets.
In the cases of Gabigol, Borré, Luiz Henrique and Caio Alexandre, the problem was financial. Flamengo, Eintracht Frankfurt, Betis and Fortaleza demanded high amounts in cash for the release.
Erick was not released because of the Athletico project. Furacão avoids negotiating players with Brazilian football clubs as it wants to position itself as one of the country’s giants.
The conversations between Pablo and Thiago Maia came up against a noise in the communication between Corinthians and Flamengo. Rubro-Negro was irritated by Timão’s position in Matheuzinho’s case and did not facilitate negotiations any further. Pablo went to Botafogo, while Thiago Maia was almost at Inter.
Corinthians issued an official statement to contest Flamengo’s requests to release Matheuzinho on loan. The right-back trained at Parque São Jorge, but returned. Corinthians insists on signing while Botafogo, which has a better relationship with Rubro-Negro, is the competitor. That’s how Pablo ended up at the Lone Star.