February 5, 2023

The leader of Zenit speaks directly about the participation of Corinthian youth in negotiations with Yuri Alberto

Zenit representatives are in Sao Paulo to speak with Corinthians’ president, Duílio Monteiro AlvesOn Corinthians’ desire to hire Yuri Alberto on a permanent basis. Timão is ready to involve the players to cut the 25 million euros (137 million Brazilian reals at current exchange rates) that the Russian team wants, but the manager of the European team ruled out Addson’s participation in the deal.

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Negotiations for the acquisition of Yuri Alberto were being conducted by businessman Andre Curie, who represented the Sao Paulo club with a mandate from the board of directors. The Alvinegra team wants to buy the loaned striker permanently until June 2023. On the other hand, Zenit wants to recoup the investment at least when signing the athlete for 25 million euros (137 million Brazilian reals at the current exchange rate) at the beginning of this season, and the values ​​​​are considered from the reality of Corinthians.

In recent days, Russian newspapers have reported about Zenit’s desire to end Yuri’s loan spell at Corinthians due to the poor stage of the Russian team’s attackers.

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One possibility that Timao has considered is the involvement of goalkeeper Ivan and striker Gustavo Mantuan, who are both on loan to Zenit and have a fixed transfer at €4m (21.7m at current price) and €10m (54.82m at current price), respectively. .

However, the The Russian club was not pleased with its definitive acquisition as a bargaining chip to reduce a large part of the value that indicates Yuri Alberto.🇧🇷 Because of this predicament, the Russian leaders came to Brazil to speak directly with Duílio.

Juri Alberto arrived in the middle of the year and took some time to take Alvingra’s shirt off. After eight matches without scoring, the striker failed to face Atlético-Go in the Copa do Brasil and became Timão’s top scorer in the second half, with 11 goals in 28 matches. And in several interviews, the striker reiterated his desire to stay at Parque São Jorge.