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Rafinha and Libertadores: How São Paulo progresses by Luiz Gustavo |  Sao Paulo

Rafinha and Libertadores: How São Paulo progresses by Luiz Gustavo | Sao Paulo

Just as in the case of James Rodriguez, Rafinha played a ‘midfield’ role in the negotiations due to the friendship they built during their time at Bayern Munich. Luiz Gustavo played as a full-back between 2011 and 2014 for the German club.

See Jornal Nacional’s report on the story of Luiz Gustavo in 2014

Know the demand for Sao Paulo As for a midfielder for 2024, Rafinha has begun talking to Luiz Gustavo about the club and next year’s prospects.

The midfielder was impressed by everything he heard and agreed to have his representative intensify the negotiations. Last Wednesday, President Julio Casares met with the player’s agent in Morumbi to coordinate some details.

Rafinha and Luiz Gustavo at Oktoberfest in Munich in 2011 – Photograph: Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images

But the negotiations were not quick. According to the investigations he conducted geor Sao Paulo His name has been on the radar for a few months and he sees the financial situation as an obstacle – Luiz Gustavo is at Al Nassr, Cristiano Ronaldo’s team in Saudi Arabia, and he is on a low salary.

However, the midfielder is starting to welcome the possibility of returning to Brazil and competing in the CONMEBOL Libertadores tournament. At 36 years old, Luiz Gustavo has been playing football abroad since 2007, when he left CRB for Hoffenheim, also in Germany.

Eduardo Rodriguez recounts the details of the negotiations with Luiz Gustavo

Despite his advanced age, the club is supported by the good series of matches that the midfielder played last season in Saudi football (32 matches and scored five goals) and the example of Rafinha, both on and off the field.

Luiz Gustavo and Rafinha in Bayern training in 2013 – Photography: Alex Grimm / Getty Images

The winning full-back is 38 years old and was a pillar of 2023, serving as captain and captain in the Copa do Brasil win.

Hey Sao Paulo He hopes to complete the signing of Luiz Gustavo as soon as possible. Negotiations have already reached an advanced stage with the player’s approval. Your representative still has some demands.

If he becomes a reinforcement for the Tricolor, he will have to fight for a place as a first-choice midfielder. However, the possibility of testing it in the future cannot be ruled out. Luiz Gustavo has not taken the field since May of this year.

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