June 6, 2023
The departure of Ivan and Mantouan for Zenit may determine Yuri Alberto's arrival in Corinthians |  Corinthians

The departure of Ivan and Mantouan for Zenit may determine Yuri Alberto’s arrival in Corinthians | Corinthians

A meeting in Brazil in the morning and Saturday afternoon could determine the appointment of Yuri Alberto, 21, by Corinthians.

After several hours of negotiations with the Brazilian club, Zenit, from Russia, requested the involvement of two Timão players to complete the deal: Goalkeeper Ivan and midfielder Gustavo Mantoan.

The three cases will be one-season loans with a fixed purchase value. In the case of Mantuan, the installation will be 10 million euros (55 million Brazilian reals). Timão owns 90% of his economic rights.

Timão is still not confirming the details. The information said on Friday that “an important step was missing” to complete the transfer. So that was the definition of the players who would participate.

The owner of the Alfinegra team, Mantoan has been monitored by the Russian club since he started appearing in the professional team Timao. And coach Sergei Semak demanded that the player, now a regular player in Vitor Pereira’s team, be involved for the final release of Yuri.

Evan and Mantoan are focused on tonight’s game, against Santos, for Brazil, and they still need to accept deal proposals. The trend is for them to stay in the last 16 matches of the Libertadores and only be released by Timao during the month of July.

Both run Elenco Sports, which is owned by businessmen Fernando Garcia and Guilherme Miranda. A conversation between the Alvinegra board and them will determine whether or not the athletes will be included.

Mantoan can go to Zenit, from Russia – Photo: Marcos Ripoli

The inclusion of Mantoan and Ivan in the work by Yuri Alberto was initially revealed by Brazilian journalist Fabio Alexo, who lives in Russia. The company got confirmation on Saturday morning.

Yuri Alberto is already in Brazil, in the city of São José dos Campos, where he enjoys family holidays. On his Instagram, he already took the photo that appeared with Zenit’s shirt and the mention of the club in the bio.

Former Internacional player Yuri Alberto was named man of the match in the Russian Cup – Photo: Disclosure / Zenit FC

Because of Russia’s war against Ukraine, FIFA has expanded the possibility of athletes playing in both countries suspend their contracts Until the middle of next year if they do not reach an agreement with their clubs. This is how Timão initially tried to hire him.

Internacional, Yuri’s former club, was also a contender. The player was sold by Gaucho FC to Zenit at the end of January of this year for 25 million euros (149 million Brazilian reals at the time). For the team of Zenit, Malcom and Claudinho, 14 matches were played and six goals were scored.

Goals, dribbles and assists by Yuri Alberto in Brazil 2021

Yuri Alberto was formed by Santos, but left the club in mid-2020 after a renewal proposal was rejected. Colorado got signed. Invited by the youth teams, he was present at the conquest of the South American U-17 Championship in 2017.

Yuri Alberto scored a goal in seven official matches for Santos, between 2019 and 2020, and scored 31 in 85 matches with Inter, between 2020 and 2021.

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