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Verdão has a new duel for Serie A against Coritiba at the Couto Pereira stadium, in the capital of Paraná

Photo: Thiago Ribeiro/AGIF - Jorge Jesus has Palmeiras striker in his sights
Photo: Thiago Ribeiro/AGIF – Jorge Jesus has Palmeiras striker in his sights

According to journalist Venê Casagrande, Palmeiras may lose one of their forwards for the next transfer window. Without many minutes in the starting lineup, Rafael Navarro could join Jorge Jesus at Fenerbahçe. According to the information, the striker was offered, as well as other Brazilian players and can be contacted by the board of the Turkish Club.

“There are several names being offered to Jorge Jesus [técnico do Fenerbahce]several and several, among them the attacker [Rafael] Navarro was offered there. It’s part of it, this is the ball market”, said coach Venê Casagrande on his YouTube channel. Navarro arrived at verdão at the beginning of this season and has a contract with the São Paulo team until December 2026.

The 22-year-old player was one of the highlights of Serie B in 2021, for Botafogo. He was the athlete who participated in the most goals in the competition with 15 goals scored and nine assists. The shirt 9 was champion of the Segundana and at the end of his contract with the Rio de Janeiro team, he transferred to Palmeiras at zero cost, with the expectation of becoming the holder with Abel Ferreira.

The expectation has not been fulfilled so far and Navarro has been a reserve in the team, with Rony fulfilling the improvised role of centre-forward. Even so, Navarro has seven goals this season and another three assists, all of those goals scored in the Copa Libertadores. In the rout over Independiente Petrolero, the striker scored four goals in the 8-1 rout.

In the draw against Atlético Mineiro, he received another opportunity as a starter and was heavily criticized by the crowd after losing a goal face to face with goalkeeper Éverson. In the duel with Botafogo last Thursday (9), the player entered the second stage and played in 29 minutes, going blank again. He should be listed again this Sunday (12) to face Coritiba, at 18:00, at Couto Pereira.

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