Maria Eduarda Souza

Sao Paulo

Amid the movement in the transfer window, Botafogo awaits the final response from Tricolor by athlete revealed in the base categories

Photo: Rubens Chiri / saopaulofc.net.  Rodrigo Nestor and Igor Gomes, revealed by São Paulo, were probed by Botafogo in early 2022
Photo: Rubens Chiri / saopaulofc.net. Rodrigo Nestor and Igor Gomes, revealed by São Paulo, were probed by Botafogo in early 2022

If, on the one hand, São Paulo has strengthened itself for the sequence in the competitions of the season, on the other hand, it has faced some obstacles to renew with one of the athletes most used by Rogério Ceni: midfielder Igor Gomes. With a contract until March 2023, the player, revealed by the basic categories of Cotia, is experiencing a moment of uncertainty with the Club.

That’s because shirt 26 and São Paulo have not yet reached an agreement on the renewal, since the midfielder refused the first proposal made by Tricolor and asks for a salary appreciation. Despite continuing to talk to the Club’s board, Igor Gomes sees the possibility of leaving the team for Rio de Janeiro, to wear the shirt of Botafogo, which has been probing the athlete since the beginning of 2022.

Alvinegro, in turn, keeps an eye on progress – or lack of it – in negotiations with the Paulistas and intends to direct a proposal directly to the midfielder, aiming at a pre-contract. The carioca club likes Igor Gomes and understands that the player would add to the team’s creation sector.

However, for reasons of respect for Tricolor, Botafogo is only monitoring the contractual situation of Igor Gomes and hopes to make an official proposal only when the decision for the midfielder’s fate is taken behind the scenes at São Paulo. With 41 games in the season, Cotia’s calf has been the absolute starter of Ceni’s team since his return to the Club where he is an idol, in October 2021.

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