Palmeiras exercises caution regarding Willian José, as Betis ‘pushes’ for his departure


The desired values in the negotiation would be high for the reality of Brazilian football. One factor that could make Betis favorable to Willian José’s departure to Palmeiras is that the club reinforced the attack in this transfer window. The Spanish team released striker Borja Iglesias to Bayer Leverkusen (GER).

However, Chimmy Ávila and Cédric Bakambu, who play in that position, were signed by Betis. As a result, Willian José ceases to be the main option and may lose space. In the current season, Willian José has played 27 matches, scored 10 goals, and provided two assists.

He fits the characteristics desired by Palmeiras coach Abel Ferreira in the search for a striker. The coach wants a forward who knows Brazilian football, is experienced to help the young players, and can handle the pressure of wearing the Verdão’s jersey. On Palmeiras’ radar, Willian José has had stints at São Paulo and Santos in his career.

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