After shaking up the market in the last transfer window, Botafogo promises to come even stronger in the middle of the year. Looking for a number 9, Alvinegro sent a proposal of 4 million euros (about R$ 21 million at the current price) per season to Israeli striker Eran Zahavi, from PSV, and is optimistic about the positive outcome.
The amounts offered were tax-free on a contract until June 2024, which impressed the 34-year-old forward. As I knew to GOALhe confessed to people close to him that he should not receive any offers close to this value in European football because of his age.
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The big question for Zahavi, however, is coming to Brazil. According to the report, the attacker and his family are afraid of such a drastic change. The player even consulted Paulo Sousa and members of his coaching staff about life in the country and about Brazilian football.
Zahavi was coached by Paulo Sousa at Maccabi Tel Aviv, where they won the Israeli Championship together in the 2013-2014 season.
With 50 games, 26 goals and 11 assists in the season, Zahavi still dreams of winning the Dutch league title and wants to wait for the end of the competition to make a final decision. With 74 points, PSV is 4 behind leaders Ajax.