This cooled the prospect of Wesley leaving the Palmeiras to play for the Seattle Sounders, a team in the North American League. Time plays against the deal, after two offers rejected by Vardao, as the transfer window to the United States closes on Thursday.
None of the proposals reached US$10 million (R$51.8 million), the amount desired by Vardao, owner of 70% of the economic rights to the shirt.
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Wesley during Palmeiras training at the football academy — Photo: Cesar Greco
The first was US$4 million (R$20.7 million) and the next US$6.5 million (R$33.6 million). Palmeiras rejects both, as it considers Wesley to be of high value both sportingly and financially.
The club needs to do business in the window due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on revenues, but will issue only boys trained at the base in case of offers with interesting financial returns.
From the cast of Abel Ferreira, Vina has already been released to deal with Roma, who will pay 11 million euros (R$67.3 million) – Nacional from Uruguay will also receive a smaller piece of the deal. Borja’s loan to Grmio would bring Vardao a further R$6 million.
Wesley has been a starter and the second player with the most games in the season (31), behind only Gustavo Scarpa (37). Owning three goals and two assists, he is the team’s main dribbler in 2021.
The 22-year-old forward has a contract with Vardao until the end of 2024. At the edge of the field, Abel still has Dudu, Breno Lopes, Gabriel Verone, Ronnie and Willian.
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