Corinthians and Internacional have reached a definitive agreement for the transfer of Ivan, who was on loan to Vasco last season. The negotiation has not been concluded yet as Internacional needs to reach an agreement with the goalkeeper, who was almost signed by América-MG.
Corinthians, who owns 40% of Ivan’s economic rights, will transfer their share to Internacional. In return, Internacional will pay Corinthians an undisclosed amount plus 20% of Carlos Miguel’s economic rights. This means that Corinthians will now own 100% of the rights of Cássio’s backup, as they already owned 80%. Corinthians decided to step back from negotiations with América-MG because they believe that the deal with Internacional is more advantageous. The Corinthians board does not view Ivan’s departure negatively as they have no intention of negotiating Cássio and believe in the potential of Carlos Miguel. During his inauguration ceremony, Augusto Melo, the new president of Corinthians, stated that the club has the two best goalkeepers in Brazil.
Ivan arrived at Corinthians with high expectations but was underutilized and went on loan to Zenit and Vasco. The 26-year-old goalkeeper did not want to compete for a starting position again, but Rochet is constantly called up for the Uruguayan national team, which means that Ivan is likely to have more playing time at Internacional. Furthermore,