Corinthians and Valenciennes agree a fee for defender Gil – Report
Corinthians and Valenciennes have finally ironed out their differences and agreed a fee of €3.5 million that will take the defender back to Brazil.
Lancenet! are reporting that Gil, 25, who previously played for Americano, Atlético Goianiense and Cruzeiro before moving to France in 2011, is expected to fly to São Paulo from Rio de Janeiro, where he is on holiday with family, later this week to sign the contract with the Fifa Club World Cup winners.
The central defender has been on Corinthians radar since this time last year and it is only now, after much insistence from the player and his wife, that the French club have allowed him to move to the Timão, where he is expected to sign a contract until 2017.
Corinthians are in the process of rebuilding there defence as soon after the Copa Libertadores success last year they sold Leandro Castán and Marquinhos to Italian giants AS Roma.
As well as completing the signing of Gil, the Corinthians board have also not given up hope of convincing Vasco da Gama to part with their highly rated defender Dedé.