Cruzeiro turn down bid of £8.3m for Everton Ribeiro
Director of Football Alexandre Mattos says that the amount offered doesn’t come close to their valuation of the player.
Voted Brasileirão player of the season in 2013, the attacking midfielder, Everton Ribeiro, has been linked with a host of European clubs in this transfer window. Cruzeiro, however, do not intend to sell their star player. The player’s agent, Robson Ferreira, revealed that the Belo Horizonte club received an offer for the player but that the amount offered was insufficient.
“Cruzeiro have been made an offer and we’re in the process of organising a meeting for the coming days. The club wants to keep him and he also wants to help the club in their Copa Libertadores campaign this year. We will try and get together to find a solution that works for both parties,” said Robson Ferreira.
The Director of Football, Alexandre Mattos, spoke to confirm that the value of the offer did not meet the club’s expectations. “The situation with Everton Ribeiro is like this: an English investment fund got in contact asking how much he would cost. They began to talk about prices but it was immediately clear that those prices were below our estimations,” he said.