Yan Tavares


Esmeraldino ended the season celebrating two important achievements: maintenance in Série A and qualification for the Copa Sudamericana

Photo: Heber Gomes/AGIF
Photo: Heber Gomes/AGIF

Goiás ended the season with a positive balance. Back in the national elite, the Club guaranteed its permanence in the Série A of the Brasileirão and qualified for the Copa Sudamericana. In 2023, Esmeraldino will participate for the tenth time in an international competition. Now, there are nine in Sula (the last one in 2020) and once in Libertadores (2006).

With Brasileirão, Sul-Americana, Copa do Brasil and State on the calendar, the Board has already started planning for next season. Still without defining a new commander after the departure of Jair Ventura, the alviverde staff has been moving behind the scenes and working on structuring the 2023 squad. Fellipe Bastos had his contract renewed and the maintenance of Tadeu is one of the priorities.

Tadeu’s position, by the way, is the only one that, in the opinion of President Paulo Rogério Pinheiro, does not need to be reinforced. The representative also revealed that the Club is on the market and already has deals underway with some new names. Pinheiro has already highlighted that Goiás has a backbone that he wants to keep. With that in mind, the football department has already opened conversations with five of the current cast.

The five players were starters for most of the season and some ended the Brasileirão making up Esmeraldino’s starting 11. They are: defenders Caetano and Reynaldo, left-backs Sávio and Hugo, and striker Dadá Belmonte. Reynaldo has a contract with the Goiás club ending in December and has already started talks to renew. The situation is the same as with Hugo. Caetano is on loan from Corinthians and depends on Timão’s endorsement to continue wearing the alviverde shirt.

The two most complicated cases involve Sávio and Dadá Belmonte. The side belongs to Rio Ave and the Portuguese club expects financial compensation for the athlete’s stay. The values ​​were not revealed, but according to the Esporte Goiano portal, the request of the Lusitanians did not please Goiás and the boards are trying to reach an agreement.

The site also reported that Água Santa, holder of Dadá’s pass, wants to receive 50% of the attacker’s economic rights so that he remains in Serrinha. Value that Esmeraldino also considers high. The player’s market value, according to Transfermarkt, is R$6.7 million.

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