Brazilian journalist says Santos have beaten Flamengo to sign Felipe Gedoz for €1.2 million
The 23-year-old was one of the best players of the 2014 Copa Libertadores, at Uruguayan team Defensor.
According to the information from Brazilian journalist Jorge Nicola, attacking midfielder Felipe Gedoz would be Santos' second signing for the 2017 season. At the end of September, Santos had reached a verbal agreement with ex-Chelsea defender Alex. If they had no competitors to sign the defender, Santos overtook Flamengo in the fight for Gedoz. He will cost €1.2 million for 70% of economic rights and will officially appear in January, says the journalist. Club Brugge, where he has been since August 2014, will have the other slice of the Brazilian, who only played for Guarani-RS and Atlético-RS in national football. Aware of Flamengo's interest, Santos sent a representative to Belgium to secure the deal. The board of Santos reached a deal with Brugge and the player before coach Dorival was consulted.
It's true that Gedoz occupies a position lacking at Santos, who lost Gabigol to Inter Milan in the last transfer window. Currently in the Brugge reserve, Gedoz already has experience in playing the Copa Libertadores. He and De Arrascaeta [currently at Cruzeiro] were the highlights of Uruguayan side Defensor, semifinalist of the competition in 2014. Despite not working inside the area, Gedoz found the net four times in the Libertadores that year and finished as one of the tournament top scorers, just one goal behind Júlio dos Santos and Nicolás Oliveira. The Brazilian attacker was also fairly successful in Europe. In his first season with Brugge, in 2014-2015, he played 35 games and scored nine goals.