In a post-match press conference, coach Lisca revealed a conversation he had with Baptistao and left the doors open for a possible return if negotiations did not develop.
Watch Lisca’s press conference after Santos’ win over Curitiba
– Maybe he can (come back). I’d like to. He came to me with John at the same time. Lion’s situation is a little different. He said he doesn’t have an unrestricted sangria to get out of. said he doesn’t have a sangria untied to get out of the saints. I struggled to come here. The family is doing very well. He left for tactical, not technical, reasons. It gives me a very solid choice, Liska explained.
– Leo put this on me, and follow the training. The day before yesterday, the president called me and said that a new proposal came from Almería. Train normally. I searched for Leo. I asked him for his opinion. He said a bigger proposal came, and he said he’s impressed. But the same conversation: “If it doesn’t happen, I’m calm.” He was very professional. So leave the team. It’s professional hell. I’m really happy. it’s the saints You also need money.”
Leo Baptistao during training with Santos – Photo: Evan Storte / Santos
This is the second proposal from Almeria, the team that recently signed defender Kaiki, Leo Baptistao. Bixe had turned down the first offer, but the Spaniards have increased the values and are closer to signing the striker, who is also considering the possibility of returning to Europe. Therefore, he requested not to travel to Curitiba.
a saints He understands that Léo Baptistão is important to the team led by coach Lisca, but does not rule out negotiating with him. The 29-year-old has a contract with the club only until June next year, which also favors potential negotiations.
Watch Leo Baptistao’s goal for Santos
What also matters for Léo Baptistão to go to Almería is the player’s former talisman in Spain. He worked in the country from 2008 to 2019, when he went to China, before moving to saints.
In Villa Belmiro, the striker played 38 matches, scored seven goals and provided three assists.
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