New signing Negueba compares São Paulo to a European club
São Paulo’s new signing Negueba has been so impressed with his new surrounding’s he has likened it to that of a European club.
Negueba, 20, who joined Ney Franco’s side on 1st January from Flamengo, was keen not to criticise his former employers but was surprised at the difference between the two clubs.
“I had no idea what São Paulo was like,” he told reporters
“It looks like I'm in Europe. The structure, the feeling….. Not disparaging Flamengo, but is quite different.”
Negueba, whose deal is a one year loan with potential to be made permanent, spent most of last season on the bench under coach Dorival Júnior and ended up moving to São Paulo as part of the deal that took midfielder Cleber Santana to Flamengo.
“Flamengo made me and did a lot for me. If today I am Negueba it is thank’s to them. I dislike of talking ill of Flamengo, it is one thing that is boring.”
The youngster will face tough competition as São Paulo already have the likes of Luis Fabiano, Osvaldo, Ademilson and Aloisio, as well as potentially adding Eduardo Vargas and Wallyson to the squad soon.
But in Ney Franco he has a coach with whom he worked under with the Brazil under 20 team and someone who is keen to give young players a chance.
“I am very happy in São Paulo and expecting to be able to help,” he concluded.