Attacking midfielder was in negotiation with Atlético-MG; Palmeiras had also shown interest in the athlete
calf of Vasco da Gamathe attacking midfielder Paulinho is the newest reinforcement of the Atlético-MG🇧🇷
The announcement was made by both parties this Friday (December 1), with cryptic messages on social networks, even containing a video of Ronaldinho Gaucho with the shirt of Atlético-MG.
The Minas Gerais team’s agreement with the athlete will last until the middle of 2023, the date on which the Brazilian’s bond with the Bayer Leverkusen🇧🇷
“Speak up, athletic mass. I’m passing by to let you know that I’m closed with Maior de Minas. I’m really looking forward to wearing the shirt and meeting you at the stadium. This is Galo”, said the striker in a video published by the club.
The German club also issued an official statement regarding the transfer of the attacking midfielder.
🐔🏹 WELCOME, PAULINHO! 🇧🇷
🥇🤝 The striker, Olympic Champion with Brazil in Tokyo 2020, signs with #Rooster, on loan, until 06/30/2023, when his bond with Bayer Leverkusen, from Germany, ends. Learn more: https://t.co/GgzmCIsUGw
— Athletic (@Atletico) December 1, 2022
“Both sides have certainly envisioned their cooperation differently in recent years,” explains Simon Rolfes, sporting director at Bayer. “With this transfer for the remainder of the current season, we have found a satisfactory solution for all concerned.”
THE ESPN had anticipated in October that Paulinho would like to return to Brazilian football and was being monitored by teams such as Atlético-MG and palm trees🇧🇷 However, Galo took a closer look and put more effort into getting the athlete signed for 2023.
In 2022/23, Paulinho recorded 7 games for Bayer, with 1 goal scored.
This is Rooster 🐓🔥 #Laroye
— Paulinho (@PaulinhoPH7) December 1, 2022