OL pull out all the stops to bring in Joao Gomes. Flamengo agree to sell him, but the player wants to go to Wolverhampton, who had an agreement with the Brazilian club.
For once it happens in this direction, it is rare enough to be noted. But it’s goodOlympique Lyonnais, a French club, which leads the hard life in the negotiations in Wolverhampton, for the acquisition of Joao Gomes. The Brazilian midfielder is a dream for both clubs, but the discussions have become quite folkloric. Indeed, before OL arrived, Flamengo had an agreement for 17 million euros for the transfer of the midfielder. But the fact that John Textor pushed the slider up to €20m was a game-changer. For his part, Joao Gomes wants to discover the Premier League and has given his consent to Wolves. Only then, the Brazilian club believes it has a better offer from OL, and therefore asks Wolverhampton to match the Lyon offer.
Wolverhampton will no longer raise their bid
Wolverhampton não pretende aumentar a offer por João Gomes. Time English hears that não pode fazer isso depois de ter escutado um “sim” do Flamengo and ter acordado tudo verbally. A offer of 17m euros segue firm. O Wolves quer e muito a chegada do jovem. Continue o dead end
— Venê Casagrande (@venecasagrande) January 20, 2023
Which, according to former player and now well-informed journalist Venē Casagrande, will not happen. The English formation does not intend to play on the higher bids and estimates to have had an agreement for the transfer to 17 million. The player also leaning towards the English club, Flamengo is asked to sit on the difference, which the formation of Rio de Janeiro has no intention of doing. For the moment therefore, it is a total impasse and no additional effort on the financial level will be made by the Wolves. On the Lyon side, we are wisely waiting for a possible definitive agreement with Flamengo to then convince Joao Gomes of the importance of the OL project. The example of Bruno Guimaraes, who passed through the Rhone city before joining an ambitious Premier League club, was even given to the midfielder, who is currently not really convinced.