Corinthians make formal proposal for midfielder Wagner, who's expected to leave China
After two conversations with members of the board of Corinthians, midfielder Wagner received a formal proposal to play for the Brazilian side from next season.
In the coming days, the 31-year-old should get confirmation of his termination with Chinese side Tianjin Teda, and clubs will soon be able to sign him as a free agent, only paying a signing-bonus and wages. According to the information from Lance!, Timão obtained information about the contractual situation of Wagner in Asia and only then elaborated on their offer. There is a wage gap that must be talked between the parties, but it's expected to go through without any obstacles. According to one of the negotiating parties, the difference between what Wagner received in China and what was offered by Corinthians is small and they wouldn't give up on signing the player. The point is that Corinthians are yet to qualify for the 2017 Libertadores, has no planning set for next season and Wagner has received surveys from other big clubs in the country. Wagner is in China since July 2015, when he was sold by Fluminense with the participation of businessmen Ricardo Mello, Pedro Pereira and Rafael Scheidt. Without space in the team, he was released to holiday in Brazil and looks forward to defining his future. With the support of a lawyer, he pleaded the termination of the bond that would last until July 2017, without any fine.