Close to Atlético Mineiro, Clayton is included in Figueirense’s squad for the weekend fixture
20-year-old Figueirense forward Clayton is confirmed on the team that will face Criciúma in the Campeonato Catarinense on Sunday.
Clayton’s agent Jorge Machado is negotiating a deal to take him to Atlético Mineiro, but Figueirense coach Hudson Coutinho confirmed that the player will be among the starters in the match against Criciúma at the Orlando Scarpelli stadium. After officially presenting Robinho on Friday, Atlético Mineiro president Daniel Nepomuceno had confirmed the arrival of midfielder Júnior Urso from Chinese side Shandong Luneng. According to UOL Esporte, Nepomuceno now expects to close a deal for Clayton before Monday, which is the deadline for the club to send CONMEBOL their list of 30 players registered for the group stages of the Copa Libertadores. Atlético Mineiro avoids talking about numbers, but the report reckons the transfer fee to sign Santa Catarina’s major highlight revolves around €2.8 million.