February 6, 2023

In Botafogo’s list, John Santos should leave after the arrival of a new goalkeeper

Another indicator that the goalkeeper Johnon the target list BotafogoLeaves saints. This Wednesday, Peixe announced the signing of Vladimir, which was in Avaí and now returns to Vila Belmiro. The new reinforcement should be Joao Paulo’s immediate backup.

Thus, John should become Santos’ third choice. According to “Canal do Nicola”, the goalkeeper caused some internal problems in the club, because he never hid his desire to go out to play more, and the relationship with Peixe’s representatives is not good.

Also according to “Canal do Nicola”, John was also wanted by clubs like Sao Paulo, Vasco and Atlético MG. And there are the Santos directors who regret not closing a deal with Tricolor Paulista in the middle of the year.

In August, Sao Paulo even offered R$6 million for John, but Santos refused, asking for R$8 million. Botafogo, in turn, would have waved R$3 million plus goalkeeper Diego Loureiro, according to journalist Vinny Casagrande, but Peixe turned that down as well.

John has a contract until December 2024 with Santos. Botafogo’s current squad includes the injured Gatito Fernandez, Lucas Perry and Douglas Borges, who must renew his contract for another year. Diego Lourero left the club and signed permanently with Atlético-GO.