Seedorf will only leave Botafogo if Kaká and Robinho go the other way says ex-Botafogo president Carlos Augusto Montenegro
Italian media insists that the player will be named Milan coach on Thursday and alleges that a contractual clause would allow the player to leave without the Italian club needing to pay any compensation.
The speculation about the possible exit of Clarence Seedorf from Botafogo to take over the job of coach at AC Milan is continuing to build. Despite a clause in the player’s contract that allows him to leave for nothing, ex-Botafogo president Carlos Augusto Montenegro said that if the 37-year-old wants to leave General Severiano then the Rio de Janeiro side would need to sign reinforcements to assist them in their Libertadores campaign.
“If Seedorf wants to go then he’ll have to give us Kaka´and Robinho to help us in the Libertadores. If he doesn’t agree to do this then there’s no way he’s leaving,” he said.
The Italian press already sees Seedorf as the new boss at the San Siro. According to reports, the former Holland international will take over the reins on Thursday after defeat to Sassuolo at the weekend led to the sacking of former coach Massimiliano Allegri.
Having recently returned from holiday, Seedorf is currently undergoing physical tests at Botafogo’s headquarters. The alvinegro’s goalkeeper and captain, Jefferson, insists that his teammate is as focussed as ever.
“It’s just speculation. He has a contract, is professional and is focussed on Botafogo. For the time being, he’s with us. We have a great opportunity to become Libertadores champions this year, which would be incredible. As long as he is under contract, we will count on him,” said the 31-year-old stopper.