Ganso is joining Sevilla, confirms São Paulo president Leco
São Paulo playmaker Paulo Henrique Ganso has failed to recover in time for the club's Copa Libertadores semi-final second-leg fixture against Atlético Nacional.
After increasing their proposal, Sevilla are on the verge of signing Brazilian playmaker Paulo Henrique Ganso from São Paulo. Sevilla's opening bid of €8 million was turned down by São Paulo president Leco, but the Spanish club have made a new €9.5 million proposal. 68% of Ganso's economic rights belong to investment group DIS and 32% is with the club, but the distribution of the money should not match those numbers. This is what's being discussed at the moment. A possibility is that São Paulo would receive €5 million, while DIS gets €4 million, plus 20% of a future sale. The remaining €500,000 would go to Ganso, who's contractually entitled to a part of what is raised from the negotiations. The player, however, is willing to give up this value to facilitate an agreement, but it's not yet clear whether these values from the player would go to the company or the club.
In an interview with SporTV on Tuesday, Leco said: "Ganso is out of the plans of São Paulo for the rest of the season. He told me that he would like to go to the team that he wants. It's a condition that I have to admit. He has always behaved very well, and contributed with his wonderful football."