Santos President Belittles Roma Bid for Marcos Leonardo

Roma are struggling to make Santos cave for Marcos Leonardo despite the wish of the player and the help of his agent Rafaela Pimenta. The Brazilian club’s president Carlos Rueda stated that their proposal was insufficient (via FootballNews24).

“We need him, and our goal is to keep him until December. Their offer is below expectations. Out of the €6M add-ons, only €2M are easy to achieve: being called up by Brazil and making 75 appearances. It’s not sure we’d get €18M. They suggested to pay though four installments in two years. Had they tendered €15M before the end of the window, we would have sealed the deal.”

According to Gianluca Di Marzio, Santos raised their demands to sell Marcos Leonardo and want €20M, and Roma will take a couple of days to decide whether to oblige or not. As the exec indicated, the Peixe are open to sealing the deal for a lower number but holding on to the player until the winter. The Giallorossi have no interest in that.

La Lupa also collected info on Hugo Ekitiké, who could depart PSG. They’d probably have to spend more to arrange a permanent transfer. Milan are after him too.

Our Take on Roma and Marcos Leonardo

The problems might be nearing the point of no return, but they need to find a starlet one way or the other.

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One comment

  1. Offer them the 15 mill now and easy add ons that can be completed in a year to give some time to bring it up to 20 mil. He’s a solid player! We can’t get quality if we don’t want to spend a bit!

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