Since the post a few of weeks ago, there have been more noteworthy comings and goings in the Brazilian Serie A.
Previously I noted how Atletico Mineiro look like the big losers from the transfer window and judging by their form since the World Cup break (they have picked up four points out twelve) that seems to be the case.
Having sold four first team players, Corinthians are now the other big losers. On the bright side though, West Ham-linked Angelo Romero has scored six goals in three games to ease the pain. And Corinthians have also reinvested the money from their player sales well by bringing in some promising young players such as Chile international Angel Araos.
Flamengo look strong and have signed Vitinho for a club record fee, although my friend who has watched him for CSKA quite a lot said the following: No, I don’t like him. A lot of movement but little efficiency. Ouch. São Paulo, meanwhile, are playing great attacking football and pacy winger Joao Rojas fits their system perfectly. The sit in second place in the league.
Meanwhile, the managerial merry-go-round continues with Palmeiras, Santos, Vitoria and Botafogo sacking their coaches all within the last week. Big Phil Scolari is back for Palmeiras, while ex-Palmeiras coach Cuca has taken over at Santos.
One of the transfers listed in the previous post (i.e. Brasileirão movers and shakers – part 1) didn’t happen; Jandrei to Sampdoria was thought to be done and dusted but at the last moment it broke down and I’m not sure why. Meanwhile, Ceará have made a ton of new signings, although I hardly know anything about them.
Without further ado then, here are the all of latest big moves. The list follows the same style as before and include the players name, position, age, previous team, new team, fee (when available) and my rating out of 10 from the point of view of the buying team. As ever, comments, thoughts and views are very welcome.
Major Brasileirão Serie A transfers, winter break 2018 – part II
Rodriguinho, AM, 30 years, Corinthians to Pyramids FC (Egypt), €6m, 8.5
Éder Militão, RB, 20 years, São Paulo to Porto (Portugal), €4m, 8
Leandro Castán, CB, 31 years, Roma (Italy) to Vasco, 8
Ángelo Araos, AM, 21 years, Universidad de Chile (Chile) to Corinthians, €3.5m, 8
Sergio Díaz, F, 20 years, Real Madrid (Spain) to Corinthians, loan, 7.5
Maycon, DM, 21 years, Corinthians to Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukraine), €6m, 7.5
Renato Chaves, CB, 28 year, Fluminense to Al Wehda, 7
Vitinho, AM, 24 years, CSKA (Russia) to Flamengo, €9m, 7
Douglas, DM, 21 years, Fluminense to Corinthians, €1.8m, 7
Bryan Cabezas, F, 21 years, Atalanta (Italy) to Fluminense, loan, 7
David Terans, AM, 23 years, Danubio to Atlético-MG, 7
Marcelo Cirino, F, 26 years, Al Nasr to Atlético-PR, 7
Vinícius Araújo, F, 25 years, Real Zaragoza (Spain) to Vasco, 6.5
Digão, CB, 30 years, Cruzeiro to Fluminense, 6.5
Arouca, DM, 31 years, Palmeiras to Vitória, loan, 6
Marcelo Meli, CM, 26 years, Racing (Argentina) to Vitória, loan, 6
Walter Bou, F, 24 years, Boca Juniors to Vitória, 6
Emerson Santos, CB, 23 years, Palmeiras to Internacional, loan, 6
Hernane, F, 30 years, Bahia to Grêmio, 6
Carneiro, CF, 22 years, Defensor Sporting (Uruguay) to São Paulo, 6
Danilo Avelar, LB, 29 years, Amiens (France) to Corinthians, 6
Iago Maidana, CB, 22 years, Paraná to Atlético-MG, loan, 6
Leandro Carvalho, F, 23 years, Botafogo to Ceará, 6
Maicosuel, AM, 32 years, Grêmio to Paraná, 5.5
Nery Bareiro, CB, 30 years, Guarani to Chapecoense, 5
Bruno Nazário, F, 23 years, Guarani to Atlético-PR, 5
Juninho Quixadá, F, 32, Ferroviário to Ceará, 5
Jown Cardona, CM, 23 years, Desportivo Cali (Colombia) to Ceará, 5
Calyson, AM, 25 years, Brasil to Ceará, 4.5
Edinho, DM, 35 years, CSA to Ceará, 4.5
David, CM, 36 years, Santa Cruz to América-MG, 4
That’s all for now. The transfer window closes on 31 August. More to follow soon.