Everton Ribeiro again commits to Cruzeiro, whilst director of football Alexandre Mattos speaks out
Star of last season’s Brasileirão, Everton Ribeiro has once again reaffirmed his commitment to Cruzeiro and talked about the need to focus on the Copa Libertadores campaign coming up.
Raposa’s director of football Alexandre Mattos also confirmed there had been no offers for Ribeiro or any other Cruzeiro player.
Lance reported quotes from Ribeiro who said his focus is on his current team.
“I can not say I am leaving if you do not have anything concrete. My focus here is on Cruzeiro. The Libertadores is knocking on the door, we have to be well prepared for this competition.”
It was then the turn of Mattos to pour cold water on speculation, although he did admit there has been interest from two countries.
The director of football declared his boredom on the constant transfer talk and again stated there had been nothing concrete for the 24-year-old.
“We have nothing official, just boring and chatter. There is interest subject from Ukraine and Qatar but nothing official. This is not only for Everton but also with several other players.”
Cruzeiro will hope to keep hold of their star player for 2014 and the signs currently appear positive.