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FORMER CORINTHIANS PRESIDENT CRITICIZES THE VALUE OF THE GASÔMETRO LAND AUCTION

Andrés Sánchez did not want to spare words when talking about the subject

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President of Corinthians between 2007 and 2012, a period in which the team from São Paulo built the Neo Química Arena thanks to help from the federal government, Andrés Sánchez criticized on Twitter the value set by Rio City Hall for the auction of the land in Gasmetro where Flamengo intends to build its own stadium.

“The Flamengo employee in the press (sic) doesn't comment anything the land is worth 380 million and the city hall expropriates for 135 million kkkkkkkkk Flamengo arena kk no one from the public authorities will help kkkkkkkkkkkkkkk”, wrote the former federal deputy.

The final value of the land, however, has not yet been defined. Firstly, because of the auction. If there is more than one interested party, the value will certainly rise. Secondly, because Caixa must question in court the value determined by the City Hall for expropriation, and the rules of the notice require Flamengo to offer guarantees that it can pay the difference if the process goes ahead. determine a higher value in the future.


Corinthians still owes R$700 million; Flamengo will have to pay in cash to win the Gasometer auction

In addition, Andrés Sánchez is the last person who can complain about help from the public authorities for the construction of a stadium. The construction of the Corinthians stadium was only possible because the Brazilian government, also under current president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, chose São Paulo as the location. the opening of the World Cup and opted to build a new stadium instead of renovating Morumbi.


With this, Corinthians gained access to land in Itaquera and to BNDES financing exclusively for World Cup stadiums. Currently, the debt has been transferred to Caixa Econômica Federal (the same state company that only manages the Gasometer land, which belongs to a private fund) and is still over R$700 million more than ten years after the stadium's inauguration.

Flamengo, in turn, will have to pay the value of the land expropriated by the City Hall in cash, at the auction scheduled for July 31st, if it intends to keep the property to build its stadium in Gasmetro. p>


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REVEALED AT VITÓRIA, DAVID LUIZ RETURNS TO BARRADÃO AFTER MORE THAN 11 MILLION IN RESALE

Player is the third defender who moved the most money in football

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The match between Vitória and Flamengo, scheduled for this Wednesday and valid for the last round of the first round of the Brazilian Championship, will mark the return of David Luiz to Barradão after 17 years. The player revealed at Fábrica de Talentos left Toca do Leão in February 2007, after being one of the highlights in the Serie C campaign the previous year.

After playing for Benfica, Chelsea, Paris Saint- Germain and Arsenal throughout almost 15 years in European football, David Luiz returned to Brazil to wear red and black, but from Rio de Janeiro. When the defender was announced by Flamengo, in 2021, Vitória was experiencing the drama of yet another relegation to the Third Division.


The crisis at the training club delayed the reunion, but with Vitória back among the elite of the national football, David Luiz returns home. Even if it's just to visit the stadium where he took his first steps in his professional career. The defender, now 37 years old, arrived at Toca do Leão when he was 14 and remained there until he was 20.


Série C and first sale

David Luiz debuted as a professional player at the age of 18, in 2005. But it was in the following season that the defender made history at the club as a fundamental player during the promotion campaign in Series C. At the time, he played alongside Wallace and Anderson Martins, also defenders. revealed at Toca do Leão.


David Luiz played for Barradão for the last time on January 28, 2007, when Vitória won 5-0 at Catuense, in a match valid for the fifth round of the Campeonato Baiano. That day, Rubro-Negro was lined up with: Rafael Córdova; Apodi, Sandro, David Luiz and Alysson (Anderson Rodrigues); Vanderson, Garrinchinha, Luiz Carlos Capixaba (Itacaré) and Cléber; Índio and Joãozinho (Pantico).

Days later, Vitória agreed a loan with Benfica, who had an option to buy the defender and exercised this right in May of the same year. That was the first of many transfers in David Luiz's career. He is the third defender who generated the most money in the history of football, according to the list on the website transfermarkt.

1-Josko Gvardiol: R$ 768 million in two transfers;

2-David Luiz: R$ 720 million in five transfers.

Red and black profit

Vitória pocketed just R$1.9 million when it loaned and sold David Luiz to Benfica in 2007. But he continued to profit from the defender because of FIFA's Solidarity Mechanism. The instrument has been in force since 2001 and was created to reward the investment made by clubs in training athletes.

The training period takes place between the ages of 12 and 23, and the club is entitled to 5% of future international negotiations, with the amount being proportional to the athlete's time with the team. In the case of David Luiz, the six years he spent at Toca do Leão are worth it.

After Benfica, the defender was traded to Chelsea, and from there he left to defend Paris Saint-Germain in the Until then, the biggest sale of a defender in the history of football: R$152 million. The defender also returned to the Blues in a new transfer that supplied the coffers of Toca do Leão.


Money received by Vitória in the David Luiz transfers:

Sale to Benfica (2007): R$1.9 million;

Sale to Chelsea (2011): R$2.1 million ;

Sale to PSG (2014): R$4.2 million;

Sale to Chelsea (2016): R$3.4 million;

Sale to Arsenal (2019): did not receive payment because they are clubs from the same country;

Exit to Flamengo (2021): free of charge.


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SÃO PAULO TAKES A HAT AT FLAMENGO AND ANNOUNCES HIRING A MIDFIELD PLAYER

Athlete arrives from Lazio to reinforce the tricolor until June 2025

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São Paulo announced this Tuesday the signing of midfielder Marcos Antônio. The 24-year-old player, who belongs to Lazio, from Italy, was also in Flamengo's sights, but chose to join Tricolor Paulista. He arrives on a one-year loan, valid until June 30, 2025.

In his first statements as a São Paulo player, Marcos Antônio expressed great enthusiasm: “It’s a moment of great joy and happiness, a different feeling. I'm happy with the opportunity to play for São Paulo and I hope to help my new teammates. We're going to play together with our fans to achieve the club's goals," the midfielder told the club's official website.



NEGOTIATION DETAILS

For the loan, São Paulo will pay 150 thousand euros (approximately R$906 thousand). The contract includes a mandatory buyout clause if the player participates in 50% of the games during the loan period, with a minimum of 45 minutes played in each match.

If this condition is met, the purchase price is set at 4.2 million euros (around R$25.3 million), which will be paid in installments over the three seasons of the contract, from the middle of 2025 to mid-2027.



ALISSON REPLACEMENT

Marcos Antônio was on loan to PAOK, from Greece, before agreeing with São Paulo. He arrives to replace Alisson, who fractured his right ankle last Wednesday and had to undergo surgery. Revealed by Athletico-PR, Marcos Antônio built a successful career in Europe, and now returns to Brazil to reinforce the tricolor midfield.


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