Atlético Mineiro in talks with Wolfsburg midfielder Josué
Atlético Mineiro are waiting to hear back from Wolfsburg midfielder Josué over a possible move to last year’s Brasileirão runners up.
Josué, 33, is keen to return to Brazil with Atlético but has to talk to the Wolfsburg board to see if the German club will be willing to release him in January, six months before his contract is due to end.
“Josué talked to coach Wolfsburg and he said that they intend to count on him until the end of his contract,” the player’s agent Omar Vasconcelos told Lancenet!
“We do not have a conclusion, unfortunately. However, I hope this is settled as soon as possible. We will not take the answer to Eduardo Maluf (Atlético director of football) and Cuca, two people who really believe in him until we know.
“He will talk to the executive director of the club on Wednesday and then we should know if they want financial compensation for releasing him.
“Josué already warned me that he wants to play at Atlético. But you can not force this situation, because he is an idol of the fans. It would be unfair. So, if not possible, we have to explain to Atlético to define whether they want to pay a transfer fee.”
Josué moved to Wolfsburg from São Paulo in 2007 and helped them to win their first ever Bundesliga title in 2009.