Agent of Cruzeiro right-back Mayke meets Portuguese side Sporting for transfer talks
Mayke has been out for a month with a muscle injury on his left thigh, and his last appearance for Cruzeiro was during the 0-0 draw with Campinense in the first round of the Copa do Brasil.
But this hasn't stopped the 23-year-old right-back from attracting the interest of European clubs, specifically Sporting of Portugal. Fábio Mello, agent of Mayke, is in Italy, where he met with local leaders to talk about other players represented by him. The agent was in Portugal for 10 days, and met Sporting to inform them about the situation of Mayke. The talks are still at a preliminary stage and will resume next week, when Mello returns to Lisbon. Mello told UOL Esporte: "I had an informal meeting with them when I was in Portugal for ten days. Today I am in Italy and I'm going to Lisbon next week. There are several issues [Mayke, Lyanco of São Paulo, Érik of Palmeiras, Réver of Internacional]. Porto, Sporting and Benfica have monitored these players I represent. But still there is nothing specific and effective."