Post: Medvedev may visit Brazil to meet with ‘Zenith’ leaders

Lance: Zenit CEO may visit Brazil for talks on Alberto and Claudinho

MOSCOW, December 21 – RIA Novosti. Petersburg football club “Zenith” Alexander Medvedev can personally fly to Brazil for negotiations with representatives of “Corinthians” and “Palmeiras” about the “blue-white-blue” Yuri Alberto and Claudinho’s players.

Gazprom chairman of the board Aleksey Miller allegedly is already in Brazil, but Medvedev is in charge of football matters at Zenit. There is a possibility that Medvedev will soon join Miller in Brazil.

The Zenit representative is scheduled to visit the training centers of Corinthians and Palmeiras to get acquainted with the structure of the clubs, as well as to discuss the future of Alberto and Claudinho, which are currently being negotiated remotely.

Alberto has been playing for Corinthians on loan since the summer. The Brazilian club plans to buy the player, but Zenit plans to return the 25 million euros spent on the transfer of the striker. A possible replacement may involve striker Adson, which the representative of “Zenith” will have the opportunity to observe.

Palmeiras is interested in Claudinho and is ready to offer 15-17 million euros for the player worthy of the Russian club. It is also possible for the transfer to involve a substitution.

Alberto moved to Zenit in January 2022. He recorded six goals and four assists in 15 games for the club. He had previously stated that he did not want to return to Zenit. Claudinho joined Zenit in the summer of 2021 and has recorded 13 goals and 13 assists in 50 games for the club.

Source: Ria

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