Pici’s Tricolor acquired 55% of the economic rights of the player, who will sign a five-year contract, valid until December 2026. Botafogo still owns 10% of the economic rights of the defender.
– We’re very happy with the arrangement. When Benevenuto got here, he was coming off a not so good year in his career, but we believe in his work and his potential. He (the athlete) adapted very quickly to the club, our style of play and the city. Throughout this trip, he has always expressed an interest in staying here longer. He left no doubt about that. So, we built this capability for its vortex. He showed interest, we were talking to Botafogo and I can say that our sporting success, such as the campaign in Copa do Brasil and good positioning (winning a place) in the Copa Libertadores, gave us the financial strength to make this acquisition. We trust so much in the potential of the athlete, that we conclude a five-year contract with him. We really believe in technical feedback and that it’s fundamental, and it’s a very important part of our team and in the coming season – said Fortaleza president, Marcelo Paz.
The press had reported in the middle of the month that negotiations would revolve around 4 million Brazilian riyals to 4.5 million Brazilian riyals. Marcelo Benevento starred with Fortaleza, scoring 43 games and scoring four goals this season.
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