Linked to Inter Milan, Otávio promises to be fully focused at Atlético Paranaense
Otávio is just 22 years old, and came through the of youth system of Atlético Paranaense.
Last week, Otávio was quoted in a story in Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport, which reported an alleged interest of Inter Milan in signing the midfielder. Another website Spazio Inter even compared the Brazil U23 international to Gennaro Gattuso, one of the most famous players in Italian football. Despite stories about the interest of Italian clubs, Otávio guarantees to be focused only on Atlético Paranaense. He said during a press conference on the morning of Friday: "I think only about Atlético, the team that pay my wages and it's the color I wear. I saw this site, but it wasn't for me. I leave it to my agent and the club. They are those who have all the responsibility to manage my career. I'm just thinking about the club."
Atlético-PR are back on the field on Saturday to face Figueirense, at the Arena da Baixada. The Paranaense team are still seeking their first victory in the Brazilian Championship this season.