A few days ago, rumour mill began to explode with links connecting Hamburg’s Peruvian striker Paolo Guerrero to Corinthians. Paolo hasn’t been with Hamburg’s squad in their pre-season training in Austria, and the club board isn’t interested in his services anymore. Due to that, Roberto de Andrade, one of Corinthians’ board members, confirmed that Paolo Guerrero is one of Corinthians’ new targets.
According to most recent news this morning, HSV’s gave permission to Corinthians to initiate contract talks to Paolo, and the only thing setting them apart would be medical exams. He never played professionally in Latin America, having been transferred from Alianza Lima to Bayern Munchen as a youth player, so if brought to Brazil it’d be his 1st time playing in his continent.
If this signing is completed, Corinthians will get a much needed upgrade in the CF position. Liédson has taken a huge slump, scoring 4 goals in 19 games this season, and doesn’t seem to be getting back on track. Also, he’s already 33 years old and his injury proneness doesn’t make him so reliable. If this wasn’t Corinthians under Tite, I’d expect him to be the starter from the day he got fit. But Tite isn’t that type of coach, and will expect Paolo to perform on the pitch and on training camp before he becomes a starter, which is likely given how young Romarinho, one of Corinthians’ newest gems, is right now.