December 6, 2023

Rmulo reveals that he tried to create a “bridge” for the group to buy SAF from Cruzeiro

Photo: Gustavo Alexo / Cruzeiro

Rmulo has a contract with Cruzeiro until December of this year

In an interview with Flow Sport Club, on Friday (21), right-back Rmulo revealed that he nearly became one of the potential buyers of Cruzeiro’s Sociedade Anima do Futebol (SAF) in December last year. The 35-year-old said he tried to mediate negotiations between a group of Italian businessmen and Minas Gerais club.

Ramolo said that when this group of Italians approached him, he considered investing in Cruzeiro. According to the athlete, he will be one of the indirect partners of SAF, but the entry of Ronaldo Finmino into the business has caused a freeze in other negotiations.

“There were several investors with a signed NDA (non-disclosure agreement) to come to Cruzeiro, but when Ronaldo arrived, everything stopped. In fact, the staff called me. They called me, because there was a group of Italians who wanted to come and buy Cruzeiro. My friends “, seem.

Then the experienced player made it clear that he would not be a direct part of the Cruzeiro purchase, but would be the main “bridge” between investors and the heavenly club.

“I’m not going to be part of that, but bringing a group of Italian professionals to buy Cruzeiro would be nice for me. Personal satisfaction. But when everything stops because Ronaldo is coming, that was the best news in the world,” he concluded.

SAF sale to Ronaldo

The agreement between Ronaldo and Cruzeiro was announced on December 18, 2021, when the two-time world champion with the Brazilian national team conducted a virtual broadcast alongside President Sergio Santos Rodriguez and Pedro Mesquita, President of XP Investimentos.

The negotiations were conducted secretly and without fanfare in the media, with the mediation of a financial brokerage. At the time of the announcement, Finmino had promised to invest R$400 million in the club over the next five years.

Despite the agreement, the purchase was not officially made until April of this year, after the deliberation board met some of Ronaldo’s demands.