Luan's agent says proposals didn't meet the valuation of Grêmio
Grêmio's attacking midfielder Luan, who was linked to several clubs abroad during the European transfer window, will stay in Brazil at least until the end of this year.
Agent Jair Peixoto had a meeting with Grêmio president Romildo Bolzan and CEO Júnior Chávare in the club's training centre on Wednesday. Luan, who was part of the Brazilian national team that won the Gold medal in Rio Olympic Games, will be rewarded with a salary increase for his excellent performances. According to Jair Peixoto, there were several enquiries during the transfer window, but none of them met the valuation of Grêmio. Barcelona were interested in the 23-year-old, but didn't formalize a proposal because they didn't have a non-EU spot in the squad. There was a meeting between Jair and a representative of Premier League champions Leicester City but negotiations didn't advance.
Grêmio also ensured the stay of defensive midfielder Walace until December at least. Walace, who also played an important role in Brazil's Gold medal winning campaign, had received an offer from Espanyol, but it was rejected. Walace is another player from Grêmio who can leave the club at the end of the season.