Matheus Nascimento, forward for Botafogo


Lyon wants to snatch a Brazilian 'pearl' from Madrid

Published:16/07/2022 - 20:36h

Updated:16/07/2022 - 20:37h

Matheus Nascimento is the new Brazilian 'pearl' that Florentino Pérez wants to bring to Real Madrid. The 18-year-old striker has a contract with Botafogo until June 2023 and a release clause of 50 'kilos'

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The Botafogo will not put easy the things to the Real Madrid by the signing of Matheus Nascimento. The leading youngster Brazilian is pretended by Florentino Pérez to reinforce to the Castilla and other European clubs are interested in his signing, but the American multimillionaire John Textor, owner of the group 'carioca', has other plans to average and long term with the player of 18 years.

In an interview with 'Reuters', Textor left clear that his main aim is to renew to the of Rio de Janeiro for, later, give him exit to the European football with cessions to the Olympique of Lyon or to Crystal Palace, clubs of which the employer is majority shareholder. "We go to do him an offer that is an only opportunity in the life and that any boy has seen never in Brazil", said Textor.

Clearly, money will not be missing him to the North American employer to try convince him. Matheus Shined in the last championship Carioca with 5 goals and 1 assistance in 9 parties and, although it has not attained 'wet' in the Brasileirao, his projection in the Brazilian football is remarkable. Thus, the group 'albinegro' has put him a clause liberatoria of 50 million euros, although only the club only possesses 60% of his rights. The player possesses 30% of his index card, whereas the Centre of Juvenile Development Trops possesses 10% remaining.

"In addition to an offer economically very yielding, would offer him by agreement the play yielded three months each season in one of the clubs that have in Europe (Lyon and Palace) so that the jump to the European football was simpler", explained Textor. In contrary case, if the forward denies to renew, the American multimillionaire will prefer to sell him immediately by 50 'kilos'.

Matheus Dreams with following in its footsteps Vinícius and Rodrygo

For Nascimento, the option to go to the Madrid dazzles by the possibility to follow in its footsteps Vinícius Jr. And Rodrygo. However, the one of River also can fix in the case of Reinier. His compatriot arrived to Chamartín in January 2020 in return of 30 million euros and has not attained to triumph in the 'White House'. With agreement until June of 2026, the ex forward of the Flamengo was yielded in the summer of 2020 to the Borussia Dortmund and now the club looks for him a new destination, since there is not place for him in the staff of Carlo Ancelotti.

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