August 1, 2021

Mercato – OM: details of Sao Paulo in the Benedetto file – football

Present as on the way to welcome striker Dario Benedetto, pushed towards the exit by Olympique de Marseille, Sao Paulo confirmed constructive discussions between the two clubs but calmed the game by explaining that this file is far from over. .

Sao Paulo has confirmed discussions for Benedetto.

The days of Dario Benedetto (31) at Olympique de Marseille seem counted … Less effective last season and ahead of Arkadiusz Milik in the hierarchy as a center-forward, the Argentine is not desired by his compatriot Jorge Sampaoli, who wants to recruit Giovanni Simeone (Cagliari) to replace him.

In recent hours, rumors from Brazil have even presented Pipa’s departure for Sao Paulo as imminent under a loan with option to buy.

Contacts confirms

These rumors were partly confirmed this Thursday by the president of the Brazilian club, Julio Casares, who reported constructive discussions with OM about the striker … while hastening to calm things down.There was a conversation with OM, but it’s not as advanced as the media say. There is interest and good conversations between So Paulo and OM. Things are moving forward , summarized the director for the media Globoesporte Sao Paulo.

No agreement on salary

While it is a question of a loan with an option to purchase including support for part of the player’s impressive salary (3 million euros net per year), the financial aspect remains problematic. It is a process. Sao Paulo is now responsible in the sense that everything must be done within the framework of a budget and a reality, said Casares. A way of making people understand that a large gap still separates the positions of the different parties from a financial point of view …

Seduced by the idea of ​​working under the orders of his famous compatriot Hernan Crespo, who trains Sao Paulo, will Benedetto agree to make an effort to get out of his Marseille impasse? In case of failure, the South American, author of 3 goals in the preparation match, also has other tracks with Elche in La Liga and his former club Boca Juniors, as well as the more exotic destination of Sharjah FC in the United Arab Emirates. …

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