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Why should Corinthians prioritize strengthening defense in the marketplace?  Corinthians

Why should Corinthians prioritize strengthening defense in the marketplace? Corinthians

While the transfer window does not open in Brazil, the board of directors Corinthians He tries to anticipate the cast’s moves and makes plans for future hires. Cautiously in the face of the financial crisis, the defense line got the attention of top football. The window reopens on July 3.

The interest in defense is justified: the club is aware that it is working “to the limit” with the number of defenders in the squad and will have at least one drop in the middle of the year, with the departure of Fabian Balbuena. , who returns to Dynamo Moscow.

Vanderlei Luxemburgo, Duilio Montero Alves and Alessandro Nunes at Corinthians – Photo: Rodrigo Coca

The problem is that Corinthians It can also live with a generation. The 35-year-old veteran has a contract until December 2023, as does Bruno Mendes, and at the moment there are no renewal talks. Likewise, he is free in the middle of the year to pre-sign contracts with other teams.

Some names have already been aired at the club, but there are no ongoing negotiations yet. Pablo, from Flamengo, is unenthusiastic about a long-term contract with Rubro Negro, which will not facilitate a potential negotiation for the Vinegro side of history.

Lucas Verissimo, from Benfica, is another name that the board likes a lot, but so far no talks about the player at Santos have been revealed. At the age of 27, he has a contract until 2026 with the Portuguese club and potential negotiations tend to be on loan.

There is an intention to renew the sector that won this season with the presence of Murillo, who was promoted from the starting categories and who has established himself in the starting line-up alongside Gil. The other option is Caetano, who has recently had injury problems and has yet to play the game’s sequences.

Two key players have attracted the attention of the coaching staff: Joao Pedro and Renato. Both under-20s, they took part in Friday’s training and are on the radar for center problems. At first, they are the first in line for promotion.

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