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São Paulo ditches Douglas Costa, of Grêmio, focus efforts on closing with Soteldo

São Paulo ditches Douglas Costa, of Grêmio, focus efforts on closing with Soteldo

Tricolor continues the search for a fast striker, a big request from coach Rogerio Ceni for the 2022 season


The fast striker that Rogerio Ceni dreams about so much for Sao Paulo it will not be Douglas Costa. After getting excited about a potential hiring, the tricolor board discarded the number 10 jersey name of Syndicate.

The information was initially posted by Give confirmed ESPN.

Efforts will now focus on the search for Yeferson SoteldoThe striker, who starred in the Santos shirt and is currently defending Toronto FC, a team from Canada plays for football League, two from the United States.

Douglas Costa’s arrival in Sao Paulo lost his power for some reasons. The player, who enjoys the holidays, did not respond to the interest of the Sao Paulo club, which was not well respected at Morumbi.

Sao Paulo is facing a serious financial crisis and got help from an investor to pay the salaries of the attacking midfielder, but the delay in receiving a response from the player made the idea founder.

Now, Tricolor will make every effort to bring Soteldo back. The Venezuelan is not satisfied with Toronto, which is expected to announce in the coming weeks the arrival of Italian Lorenzo Insigne, who has terminated his contract with Naples.

With no money to permanently rent Soteldo, Sao Paulo is seeking a loan until the end of 2022, with part of the salaries paid by the Canadian team.

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Rogerio Ceni has publicly demanded the arrival of a quick striker, a rare feature in the Sao Paulo team. Other names have been evaluated by the board of directors, but Soteldo is the most powerful at the moment.

So far, the club has closed with goalkeeper Jandrei (formerlySantos), right-back Rafinha and attacking midfielder Alisson, both from former Gremio. Patrick’s steering wheel from internationalIt should be announced in the next few hours.