July 23, 2024

Close to the score with Inter, Wesley Moraes talks about comparing Lukaku and the World Cup | international

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Close to the score with Inter, Wesley Moraes talks about comparing Lukaku and the World Cup |  international
Close to the score with Inter, Wesley Moraes talks about comparing Lukaku and the World Cup |  international

On the first day of 2022, the English striker, who belongs to Aston Villa, spoke with the reporter, and even without the official deal, he is overflowing with motivation to work at Porto Alegre. She recently completed a loan agreement with Belgian club Brugge and took a turn towards her homeland.

– I was surprised but happy. I left Brazil early and always wanted to work in the country. I learned from my agents that some clubs are interested in my football. I was so happy when international Make the offer official. It’s a club of expression, an audience that cheers, what I need to get back into football development is what led me to the Brazilian national team – he says.

Wesley hasn’t done much on loan at Club Brugge – Photo: Frankie Drebundt/Club Brugge

Wesley’s path begins in Trencin in Slovakia. In 2016, she caught Brugge’s attention and was featured there for four seasons, with 130 games, 38 goals and 14 assists. And in the second half of 2019, it became the most expensive deal in the history of Aston Villa from England, with a deal of 25 million euros.

The first six months were promising for Wesley in the UK. Starting with Birmingham, he was called up to the Brazilian national team in November of that year for a friendly match against South Korea, and was even compared to Belgium’s Romelu Lukaku, now at Chelsea.

However, on the first day of 2020, came the biggest blow of his career. The 1.91-meter-tall striker suffered a tough tackle in the 2-1 win over Burnley, scoring a goal, and tore a ligament in his right knee. He only returned to acting in April 2021.

Wesley suffers a severe entry and torn ligaments in his right knee (Photo: Reuters)

Then he thought it best to return to the environment in which he is most suitable for him. On loan to Club Brugge, he played for the last time on December 4, in the Belgian Championship. With the termination of the contract, he is only waiting for the official announcement to wear the Inter shirt.

– I started the Premier League with Aston Villa and was the top scorer in the competition until the injury came, shortly after I was remembered by Tite in the Brazilian national team. Tite called me right after the injury and gave me hope to come back – says Wesley.

My playing style is focused. However, despite my size and physical endurance, I know I have speed and mobility. I was named the best striker in Belgian football and was compared to Lukaku, which made me happy.

– Wesley Moraes

Wesley with Gabriel Jesus in training with the Brazilian national team – Photo: Pedro Martins / MowaPress

Wesley is fully recovered, and is definitely avoiding speaking as a Colorado player. But already thought away. The opportunity to work in Brazil brings him closer to Tite’s radar to re-emerge in the Seleção and keep the World Cup dream alive.

– I hope to live up to what I can offer. If I confirm my going to international, There are great opportunities to compete in the World Cup, and this is a dream for every athlete – he concludes.

After arranging the bureaucratic procedures that will make Colorado official, the striker will set a date to present himself at Porto Alegre, undergo medical tests and sign on loan until the end of the year. The group begins the preparatory season in the next eleventh.

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