A few hours after winning the Olympic bi-championship with Brazil at the Tokyo Games (Japan), attacking midfielder Claudinho was announced as a new reinforcement of Zenit, from Russia, which closed an agreement with Red Bull Bragantino. The transfer of the 24-year-old player was agreed for the value of 15 million euros (equivalent to R$ 92.4 million), according to the São Paulo club, which will also be entitled to 20% in case of future sale.
«Зенит» достиг договоренности о переходе Клаудиньо!
— ФК «Зенит» (@zenit_spb) August 7, 2021
“Zenit hopes that Claudinho, like Malcolm, who became the Olympic champion in Tokyo, will strengthen Zenit’s centerline and attacking power after the departure of Sebastian Driussi, add variability and dynamism to the team – said Alexander Medvedev, manager -executive of the Russian club.
Olympic champion this Saturday morning (7), in his debut in the Olympics, the midfielder stood out last year in the Serie A of the Brazilian Championship. was elected to revelation and the star of the competition and he also received the top scorer trophy in the competition, with 18 goals scored, the same number as forward Luciano, from São Paulo, who was also awarded in this regard. In addition, he was chosen for the championship selection.
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