Arboleda from Sao Paulo talks about the importance of starting the season by winning the Super Cup
Now, the focus is on talks with another defender, Arboleda, and left-back Wellington, both with deals expiring in December.
Arboleda's case is the closest to the end. Negotiations have already progressed well and it is recognized that the player will remain at the club in January next year. The next contract is expected to be until the end of 2026 and the defender will receive a significant raise.
Conversations with Wellington tend to be longer.
Wellington is now Carpini's regular starter, with practically no competition for the position – his backup is youngster Patrick, who has yet to perform well.
The full-back was Caio Paulista's backup until the past, but the departure of the main player, who went to Palmeiras, surprised the management. The plan until then had been for Wellington to negotiate with clubs abroad, and he was on the verge of a move to CSKA in Russia last year.
There is an urgent need to prevent Wellington reaching the six-month window before the end of his contract, where he will be able to sign a pre-contract with another team.
– This is a very sensitive issue, and I try to leave this matter to the employers and the board of directors. My focus is, while defending the jersey, Sao PauloI always do my best. Fans can expect that from me. Leave it to the employers and the board. I hope everything is fine.
The trio – Diego Costa, Arboleda and Wellington – are likely to start this weekend, when… Sao Paulo They face Ponte Preta, in Campinas, on Saturday evening.
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