Santos begins negotiations to renew with Lucas Lima and Ricardo Oliveira
Santos have started the negotiations to renew the contracts of attacking midfielder Lucas Lima and striker Ricardo Oliveira.
On Friday, Santos president Modesto Roma met the agent Augusto Castro, who takes care of the career of the 36-year-old center-forward, as well as Édson Khodor, who owns 10% of the economic rights of Lucas Lima. Modesto Roma claims that he is not interested in negotiating Lucas Lima. Modesto prefers to see the player take part in next year's Copa Libertadores than to receive, for example, €3 million in a possible sale to China or Europe. He also sent a message to the businessman Wagner Ribeiro, who manages the career of Lucas Lima. The agent had announced this week that a Chinese team are preparing an irrefutable proposal for Lucas and the club.
Modesto was quoted in UOL Esporte: "We didn't lose Ricardo Oliveira. I talked to Augusto Castro, he wants to renew and we are studying this. The manager [of Lucas Lima], I talked to him yesterday [Édson]. We talked about a renewal and not about selling. Wagner Ribeiro' statements? If you have proposals, then you have to put them on the table. I'm not worried, Santos have 10%. Next year it's better to see him play in the Libertadores and win for Santos, than the €3 million."