Santos is in talks to hire the 28-year-old defender Messias, who played last season for Ceará. The player had his name approved by the club’s football department. The initial information was published by the UOL Sport and confirmed by FISH DIARY🇧🇷
With the fall of Ceará to Série B and with a contract only until the end of 2023, the negotiation was facilitated. The arrival of the player has the endorsement of coach Odair Hellmann, who had asked for the arrival of the defender when he was in charge of Internacional.
Recently, Cruzeiro also looked for the player. The board of directors from Santos, which already has an agreement forwarded with Steven Mendoza, took the lead and forwarded the hiring🇧🇷
Messias arrived in Ceará in 2021, played 95 games for Vozão, scored three goals, with 47 matches this year. The defender was a starter in almost all his passage. He still has spells at América-MG, with 157 games and eight goals, and Rio Ave, from Portugal, with 15 games.
Currently, Santos’ squad has defenders: Maicon, Eduardo Bauermann, Luiz Felipe and Alex. During part of the 2021 season, Peixe needed to move up from Zabala, Derick and Jair to the professional base, due to the lack of players in the sector.
The pre-season for the Santos team starts on December 14, and the expectation of president Andres Rueda is that, until that date, about “three or four” reinforcements are already hired🇧🇷 In addition to a defender, Odair Hellmann asked for a right-back, second midfielder, an attacking midfielder.