The attacking midfielder Igor Coronado, 31 years old, is agreeing his termination with Al-Ittihad, from Saudi Arabia. The player had a conversation with the coach Marcelo Gallardo and is not in the club’s plans for the remainder of the season.
In this way, he attracts the attention of several clubs in Brazilamong them, the duo Palmeiras and Corinthians, rivals from São Paulo, as well as Flamengo and Botafogo, rivals in Rio de Janeiro.
It is important to highlight that Igor Coronado never played professionally in Brazil. Born in Londrina, he played for MK Dons, in England, and played for Grasshoppers, Switzerland, under21. As a professional, he played for Banbury United, in England; Floriana, from Malta; Trapani and Palermo, in Italy; until reaching Al Sharjah, in the United Arab Emirates. In 2021/22, Coronado arrived at Al-Ittihad, where he has played 75 games, 16 goals and 35 assists.
If you choose to accept an offer from Brazil, it will be your first experience in the country itself. However, to do so, he needs to accept a large salary reduction, as current values are very high.
Coronado at Flamengo?
At 31 years old, Igor Coronado was offered to Flamengo. However, even with Rubro-Negro judging him as a good player, the priority for the market is the defensive system and, in addition, he treats the young Victor Hugo, Lorran and Matheus Gonçalves as good options for the position, consequently, they will receive more opportunities.
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It is worth noting that the window for the main leagues in Europe has closed and, as a result, the Rio club should no longer have competitors in the fight for Leo OrtizTherefore, this must be the focus and, if necessary, financial effort will be made by the captain of Red Bull Bragantino.
Coronado businessman confirms termination sent to Al-Ittihad
Rafael Brandinothe player’s manager, confirmed in an interview with Globo Esporte that everything should be resolved in the next few days and the athlete should say goodbye to the Arab world.
“It’s already certain that he will leave, so much so that he will not be entered in future competitions. We received some inquiries from Brazil in recent weeks and, with the termination in Saudi, we will continue these conversations”, explained Brandino.
In this way, the athlete welcomes signing with a club in Brazil, and with that, Igor Coronado has his name speculated at Palmeiras, Corinthians and Flamengo. With the team shirt, he was champion of the Saudi Championship in 2022/23 and the Saudi Arabian Super Cup in 2022. Previously, in the United Arab Emirates, it also won the double, with the National Championship in 2018/19 and the country’s Super Cup in 2019.