Phew. His flight was supposed to be short, but it was longer than we expected. At least, the soap opera has reached its final chapter: Ganso has finally joined São Paulo.
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Some people who follow the Brazilian Championship closely and don’t live in Brazil might be aware of that. I don’t know (yet) the profile of most readers in this blog, but I’ll assume that you haven’t heard anything about the latest Ganso soap opera.
To put it short, Ganso wants to move on. Problem is, he wants to go to a Brazilian club. Worst of all, his favored club to do such thing is a regional Santos rival: São Paulo.
Homesickness must be one of the most common problems with Brazilian players. Ok, it’s usually overlooked by the wages they earn in the European – and increasingly in Middle East and China as well – market, but it’s fascinating how news come up every now and then about players looking to get back to Brazil for numerous reasons.
The last player who did that is Robinho, who’s been playing for the struggling Italian giant Milan.
After failure to negotiate an appropriate contract that would meet both Santos and Ganso requirements, we have conflicting reports over the player future at Peixe. While one side says he doesn’t want to play for Santos anymore, the other one says they heard from Ganso that he’s willing to stay. Continue reading
Today, FIFA released the name of every player that will participate in the Olympic Games this month, along with their shirt numbers. One of the highlights in the Brazilian squad is Oscar being handled the #10 shirt, while Ganso, who is disputing the AMC spot with him, earned #16.
The full list after the jump. Continue reading
Earlier this morning, a story broke out about Malouda looking for an apartment at Santos, São Paulo. The city is also home of football club Santos, where Pelé, Robinho and Neymar emerged. It was also reported that Malouda met with Santos president Luis Álvaro de Oliveira Ribeiro, or LAOR to keep it short. He said in an interview that he wouldn’t be able to speak about Santos’ movements in the transfer market, as he didn’t want to bring competition. Continue reading
Ganso has been a deception so far. After being deemed as one of the best in his generation, his recent form hasn’t been living up for the high expectations set by some of his performances pre-Brazil NT call-ups. Worst of all, he seems to give much thought to his agents and is always under some rumble over contract and transfer rights negotiations since he emerged to media limelight. But his run in Santos seems closer to an end. Continue reading