John Textor sows discord in Botafogo with Jeffinho leaving for OL

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It was the chef’s shock. Very energetic on the finish of the switch window, Olympique Lyonnais determined to make use of the Textor galaxy to strengthen themselves. On January 28, the Rhone membership formally introduced that that they had entered into negotiations with Botafogo – the membership owned by John Textor – for the arrival of younger 23-year-old winger Jeffinho. A striker who can evolve into the axis and the precise aspect, contract till 2025 and the creator of two objectives and three assists in 24 league matches.

“Olympique Lyonnais and Botafogo announce that they’ve entered into negotiations to safe a mortgage with an possibility to purchase left-winger Jeffinho. The 23-year-old will journey to Lyon subsequent Monday for a medical examination. These negotiations open up a brand new worldwide marketplace for the Brazilian membership. It strengthens the partnership between Botafogo, Lyon and Resende, providing a stable path for younger Brazilian athletes who wish to play in Europe.” Discussions between the 2 golf equipment are additionally very superior.

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A begin that stunned everybody in Botafogo

Our data is that Jeffinho ought to land on the banks of the Rhône on a €5m mortgage with an possibility to purchase for €10m. And that is not all. Within the occasion of resale, 20% would go to the Carioca membership (which holds 60% of the participant’s property rights, the remaining 40% is held by Resende, OL’s associate membership). Yesterday, after his staff’s victory over Ajaccio (2-0), Jean-Michel Aulas was even very assured concerning the final result of the case, and the Germans from Bayer Leverkusen additionally expressed curiosity within the case. “Jeffinho will arrive, he is on a aircraft and John (Textor) may be very irritated given the response of hundreds of Botafogo supporters.” And the JMA does not imagine so effectively. In Brazil, the announcement of Jeffinho’s departure from OL triggered plenty of feelings.

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If the press welcomes the attractive financial advantages of the operation, the sudden departure took the complete Botafogo staff without warning. “(Victor) Cuesta despatched this to the (WhatsApp) group yesterday so everybody was conscious of it. We did not anticipate it, it took everybody without warning. It has already been mentioned that he’ll go. We did not meet him in particular person, however everybody wished him good luck through WhatsApp. Our group is united, we get alongside effectively and the vitality may be very optimistic. Logically, all of us perceive a few of the followers’ frustration with Jeffinho. Jeffinho is a spectacular younger man, however we have now to depart issues off the pitch to the board and the individuals who determine. I want you all one of the best Jeffinho, an excellent boy who deserves one of the best in his profession.”mentioned 28-year-old Brazilian winger Victor Sá after his staff gained 1-0 in opposition to Fluminense within the Guanabara Cup (a cup held yearly by the state of Rio de Janeiro). However it’s not every thing.

Textor justifies himself

globesports et UOL level the finger at John Textor. The reason being easy: Botafogo followers don’t perceive why their new boss has come to assist their staff to strengthen their second membership. globesports didn’t neglect to publish the assertion that the American made to the Brazilian media after the acquisition of OL. “Brazil stays the precedence! Significantly ! The membership in France has been led for 20 years by the identical president, Jean Michel Aulas, who will stay its president and CEO. My full-time firm is and can proceed to be in Botafogo. We now have an enormous alternative to carry the membership again and create a Premier League for Brazil. Every part that occurs in Brazil is a historic alternative. It is charming and I will not spend my time doing anything outdoors.” Subsequently, it’s troublesome for Botafogo followers to know Jeffinho’s departure.

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The closely criticized Textor tried to place out the start of the fireplace by promising that the cash acquired from Jeffinho’s departure from OL would profit the Carioca membership. Furthermore, it broadcasts Botafogo’s transfer after the top of the winter switch window within the Outdated Continent. “We will use this cash to purchase 10 gamers who can be handled the identical as him. I am sorry this resolution hurts the followers within the quick time period, however that is how groups of champions are constructed. (…) Followers begin to fear once they see Vasco, Cruzeiro and Gremio signing many gamers, however these have simply arrived (within the first division), they observe the identical course of as we did final 12 months. I really feel we have now plenty of time to work on this switch window, particularly for the reason that European switch window ends on January 31 and ours continues to be open, gamers who play in Europe can come to Brazil. Not solely European gamers, but in addition gamers from Brazil and South America whose brokers try to maneuver to Europe. Proper now, everyone seems to be asking for extra for his or her gamers. With the switch window closed in Europe, we have now the best alternative. After these superb phrases, John Textor can be greater than ever anticipated across the nook.

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