The 21-year-old midfielder from Argentinos Juniors was discarded by the Timão president after a defeat against Novorizontino in the Paulistão. The relationship between Corinthians and Argentinos Juniors soured after the Brazilian club delayed payments to Fausto Vera. The midfielder Federico Redondo in action against Fluminense, the current champion of the last edition of the Copa Libertadores (Photo: Marcelo Gonçalves / Fluminense)
Corinthians has 45 days to settle the debt and runs the risk of facing a transfer ban, being prevented from registering new players.
Despite promising the arrival of a new midfielder, Augusto Melo urged caution and patience in the market. “We have a committee that we analyze, we hire one by one. We’re not going to hire ten, fifteen, twenty (players), also because we don’t have the financial means and today Corinthians has changed its management… Today we sign a player specifically, monitoring 100% of all his conditions.
So what is needed now is to keep our heads in place, work, and during the championship, we’ll gradually add one or another player. But rest assured that we are in the market and some more may arrive soon,” commented Augusto Melo. With Mano Menezes supported in his position, Corinthians is preparing for the alvinegro derby against Santos, Wednesday (7), at Vila Belmiro, in the Paulistão.
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