Flamengo president Marcos Braz has stressed that he has not been in contact with interested parties with young midfielder Joao Gomez, but he expects that to change in 2023.
90 minutes It was revealed earlier this week that both Liverpool and Real Madrid are keen to sign the 21-year-oldwho recently renewed his contract with the Brazilian side for another five years.
And while Prause is pleased that Flamengo is not under pressure to sell Gomez, he admitted he expects increased interest from outside in the new year.
“If you ask me, next year — the middle of the year — I think there will be something,” said Brazz. ESPN. “I say ‘think’ because of the size of the player, what he has become and who he is today, the start of Flamengo.
“But there is nothing [now]. We are very happy with him and I am absolutely sure that he is very happy with the Flamengo board of directors.”
He added: “Flamengo understood that it had to take a stand on it [Gomes’ contract]. And we came to a consensus. We gave him a salary increase and Flamingo protection.
“What did we want? The certainty of a five-year contract, to protect the Flamengo as much as possible, and of course to give the Flamengo starter a good salary raise. That’s what happened.”
“Flamingo is very happy with Joao Gomez. Joao Gomez is very happy with Flamengo.”
with Liverpool And the Reality Already interested, and a number of others likely to join, Flamengo could at least be safe knowing that Gomez’s long-term contract extension should ensure they get the most value – a number that could rise further if he breaks into the Brazilian national team.