Clayton’s termination at Figueirense has been published, and can now be registered as an Atlético Mineiro player
Atlético Mineiro are working to have their new signing Clayton registered within Friday and finally make him available for coach Diego Aguirre.
On the afternoon of Wednesday, the player’s contract termination with former team Figueirense was published by the Brazilian football federation. Thus, the next step will be to have his name registered as an Atlético Mineiro player. On the night of Tuesday, the president of Atlético, Daniel Nepomuceno, was at the south of the country to meet with Figueirense’s representatives, and the intention of the leader was to resolve the issue that was blocking the registration of the 20-year-old striker. Presented earlier this month, the striker hasn’t had his name published in the federation because the two parties are yet to clarify the division of Clayton’s economic rights. It is known that Atlético paid for 50% of his rights, but the other half is divided among other investors, which is prohibited by FIFA’s Regulation of Status and Transfer of Players, and Registration and Transfer of footballers of CBF.
If he can have his name registered within Friday, Clayton will be available for the weekend fixture against America-MG. In the Copa Libertadores, the player was not included in the squad for the group stages, and can only take the field if Atlético qualify for the knockout stages.