This July 1st, Fluminense has 16 players in the last six months of their contract who can, by law, sign a pre-contract with any other club. Most are base and under-23 athletes, but there are five from the main squad commanded by Fernando Diniz. They are: goalkeepers Fábio and Muriel; defenders Luccas Claro and Matheus Ferraz; and the Wellington steering wheel. The survey is from the GE portal.
Of the five, Fábio is the one with the most chances to renew. At 41 years old, the goalkeeper is the absolute starter of the team and even has a renewal clause in his contract that can be exercised at any time to extend the bond for another season. On the other hand, his position partner will hardly continue at the club in 2023. Muriel, 35, has been little used since 2020 and has a salary considered high internally for a reserve.
Among the defenders, Matheus Ferraz is also another departure from the club. The 37-year-old defender only entered the field once in 2022, in the reserve team’s 0-0 draw with Boavista in Bacaxá, in the Carioca Championship. In turn, Luccas Claro has also lost space since 2021 and is no longer a starter, but he continues to be widely used and has already played 22 games this season. As it’s only 30 years old, there’s a chance of staying if you don’t paint an offer from abroad.
Wellington is a different case. Despite being chased by the crowd, the 31-year-old midfielder has been widely used. He played 32 games last season and in the current season he has 20 games, 16 of which as a starter. Even having lost the spot on the team to Nonato, he continues with great prestige with Diniz, who bought his noise in the face of boos and came to his defense in a recent press conference. If the manager renews for 2023, he is expected to ask for the player’s renewal.
See who the other 11 are at the end of their contract:
Damaceno, defender, 20 years old
Antony Kennedy, midfielder, 19 years old
Guilherme Givigi, striker, 19 years old
Hiago, striker, 17 years old
Welinton, midfielder, 19 years old