As the transfer work continues in Fenerbahçe, the Brazilian breezes started to show themselves again. The arrival of Jorge Jesus as manager was instrumental in this. The preferences of the Portuguese coach, who won 5 cups in 1 year in Flamengo, one of the biggest clubs in Brazil, determined this policy. After the signings of Willian Arao and Lincoln Henrique, another Brazilian, Joao Pedro, was added to the queue.
‘It’s great to work with Jesus’
Miguel Crespo made statements to the Record.
Stating that he was happy to work with Jorge Jesus, Crespo said, “Jorge Jesus is a coach I know. He is an idol in Portugal. A very demanding coach, he always wants more from his players. It also develops you. “It’s great to work with Jorge Jesus.”
“I play in a very big club with many championships and trophies in its history. I want to win the championship with this big club and be in that championship celebrations,” he said.
“We have a large staff right now,” Crespo said. But this motivates me too much. I’m not afraid of jersey competition. I had an injury from last season. That’s why we were cautious at the beginning of the work. I only played in 2 friendly matches, but my physical condition is fine now.”
He came to Istanbul
Emphasizing versatile players on the offensive line, Jesus accepted the transfer of Joao Pedro, who can play as a forward, assistant striker, back forward and wing striker. 30-year-old Sambacı, who is also on the agenda of Galatasaray, approached Kadıköy in an instant. Final negotiations with their managers are now complete
Pedro arrived at Sabiha Gökçen Airport at 09:15 by a private plane departing from Palermo, Italy. While the Fenerbahce officials welcomed Pedro, who came with his family, the actor and his family left the airport in the vehicle arranged for them.
Joao Pedro is expected to sign the yellow-dark blue club after his health checks.
monument of stability
The career and stability of Joao Pedro, the number one name on the transfer agenda, draws attention. Pedro, who has been playing for Cagliari since 2014, played 270 official matches, scored 86 goals and made 28 assists. During his professional career, the 30-year-old football player, who scored 110 goals in 377 official matches and passed 40 goals, has also shown a successful image in recent seasons. The Brazilian star became the football player who took the most time (3,325 minutes) excluding goalkeepers in the Italian Serie A in the 2022-23 season. Pedro has become the 3rd Brazilian player to score the most goals (47 goals) in 5 major leagues in Europe in the last 3 seasons.
‘I wish the best’
Cagliari’s coach, Fabio Liverani, spoke about the situation of Joao Pedro. Confirming that Cagliari’s coach Pedro met with Fenerbahçe, he said, “Joao Pedro is a professional. He is at an important point in his career right now. At this stage, we did not want him to play in the friendly match and get injured. I wish the best for him. Negotiations are ongoing, there is no need to hide it. We will see what will happen,” he said.
Alex, Diego, Gerson
The success of Brazilian coaches and football players in the club’s history has also triggered the pre-season atmosphere to some extent. Samba players, who left their mark on the club’s past, especially Alex de Souza, are meeting again in Kadıköy. After Gerson, Alex, Giuliano and Diego, it is estimated that the new owner of the number 10 jersey will be Joao Pedro. Pedro will become the 25th Brazilian player in the club’s history.
Eyes on Nino
Fenerbahce, which has created a serious gap in defense with the transfer of Kim Min Jae, will turn the eyes to a new name. Nino, who plays for Fluminense, is in the first place in the list of yellow-dark blue people. It was noted that the 24-year-old defender, who was removed from the squad at the last moment in the match Fluminense played with Sao Paulo the previous day, did not play due to the transfer negotiations with Fenerbahce.
Napoli pushes, Genesio resists
There is a fierce race between Napoli and Rennes in the transfer of Kim Min Jae, whose result is eagerly awaited by everyone. Both teams are ready to pay the South Korean star’s release price. Rennes and Napoli, which are ready to pay the offer of 20 million euros, are waiting for Kim’s decision. Napoli is ready to pay 20 million euros in two installments. Rennes, on the other hand, plans to pay in 3 installments.
Decision with their manager
However, this is where Rennes’ coach Bruno Genesio comes into play. The French coach wants to see Kim, who worked for Beijing Guoan in China, in his squad. Struggling to convince his former student, Genesio pushes all his luck. However, the fact that Napoli is in Serie A and will play in the Champions League also attracts the South Korean defender. Meeting with his managers, Kim’s decision is awaited.