Announcing striker Paulinho, a 22-year-old player with experience in Europe and an open market in the football world, is part of a plan that becomes Atlético’s watchword from this moment on: for the top of the alvinegro, invest in so-called ‘medallions’ – players over 30 years old – will be a rare practice from now on.
Already considering the transformation into Sociedade Anônima do Futebol (SAF), from 2023, and with a view to a good investment within the four lines, Galo outlined the profile of the contractors, all with sales potential, and, as Itatiaiawith a stipulated bond (expected) in four years of contract.
exception to the rule
The midfielder Edenilson, from Internacional, is in the sights for the squad commanded by coach Eduardo Couted, but he is an exception to the rule. At the age of 32, he may be one of the last thirty-somethings to land in Cidade do Galo in the coming years, still in the “old molds”.
Average age of Atlético’s current squad:
* 20-24 years old: Rubens, Calebe, Guga, Zaracho, Pedrinho.
* 24-31 years: Allan, Arana, Nathan Silva, Ademir, Otávio, Rabello, Pavón, Fábio Gomes, Dodô, Sasha, Alonso.
* 31-34 years old: Nacho, Everson, Keno, Rafael, Vargas, Kardec.
* 34-37 years: Hulk, Mariano, Réver