Toronto debt locks São Paulo negotiations with Soteldo | Sao Paulo

Toronto has debt with Soteldo in the region of 3 million dollars (R$ 16 million at current prices), the bonus proceeds are still signed on signing the contract. Venezuelans will not give up this value, and Sao Paulo refused to include the amount in the proposal.

The Brazilian club received positive signals from Soteldo regarding wages, although the athlete is suspicious of a return to the South American scene at this time, given the financial crisis experienced by Tricolor itself.

São Paulo still hopes to rely on Soteldo — Photo: Staff Images / CONMEBOL

The high monthly salary, therefore, remains a dead end for negotiations, stalled in recent days since the club’s previous move.

As for Toronto, Sao Paulo waiting for a response regarding the proposals made by 50% of the player’s economic rights. His purchases were in the range of $2.5 million (R$14 million, according to last Saturday’s exchange rate).

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In the 48th minute of the 2nd half – penalty goal by Soteldo of Venezuela against Argentina

Featured in a Santos jersey at the 2020 Libertadores, Soteldo was hired by Toronto in April 2021 for around R$34 million, but he hasn’t had a great season in the American league. This Saturday, Toronto announced the signing of Italy’s Lorenzo Insigne, who arrived in July.

The Venezuelan will arrive to fill a huge gap in the squad, according to Rogério Ceni’s diagnosis: a striker with pace and skill.

So far, Sao Paulo announced the signings of Jandrei (goalkeeper), Rafinha (right-back), Patrick (midfielder) and Alisson (attacking midfielder). The club are close to confirming attacking midfielder Nikão, who has said goodbye to Athletico.

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