São Paulo won the Cruzeiro competition, Strength and Basque for hiring midfielder Wellington Rato. What weighed in the choice of the Atlético-GO player for Tricolor was the desire to play for the club, as published by Gazeta Esportivaand the possibility of working with Rogério Ceni and Muricy.
“Wellington was very honored by such traditional clubs trying to sign him. However, he always had the dream of playing for São Paulo, it’s something old. The possibility of working with Rogério Ceni, with Muricy, also decisively weighed in his choice for the tricolor”, said Renan Coelho Costa, manager of Wellington Rato.
With that, Wellington Rato is São Paulo’s third reinforcement for the 2023 season. attacking midfielder Pedrinho It’s from goalkeeper rafael🇧🇷
Wellington Rato, 30, was one of the highlights of Atlético-GO in 2022, which reached the semifinals of the Copa Sudamericana, being eliminated by São Paulo on penalties. The midfielder has appeared in 70 games, scoring 15 goals and providing another seven assists this year.
In addition to Atlético-GO, Wellington Rato has worked at Audax Rio, Red Bull Brasil, Sampaio Corrêa, Joinville and Ferroviário. He also played for Japan’s V-Varen Nagasaki in 2021.
Wellington Rato also arrives at Morumbi to be an alternative to Igor Gomes, who only has a contract until March 2023 and his departure is taken for granted. Cotia’s revelation should not renew with São Paulo due to the bad relationship he has with a good part of the fans.
😀 Rafael: “Getting to São Paulo is the mission of my life”.#VamosSãoPaulo 🇧🇷
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