Lucescu requests Zenit to buy Gustavo Scarpa from Fluminense
One of the main players at Fluminense, 22-year-old midfielder Gustavo Scarpa should receive an official proposal from Russian side Zenit in the coming days.
According to the information from ESPN Brasil, the Brazilian club’s board have been warned, and they’ve refused to rule out the departure of the young midfielder. Gustavo Scarpa had travelled to Italy at the start of this week to to attain EU passport, which could facilitate a possible transfer this summer. The values have been kept confidential, but the report adds that the initial intention of Zenit was to offer a fee in the region of €10.5 million. 45% of Gustavo Scarpa’s economic rights are held by Fluminense, and the club needs at least €5 million for their share. So, the Russians will have to increase the figures to convince president Peter Siemsen, who’s directly addressing the issue. Mircea Lucescu, who’s well known for taking a number of talents from Brazil over the years during his time as Shakhtar coach, has requested his new club to sign Gustavo Scarpa. The Fluminense revelation has been on his radar since the beginning of the year, when he tried to include him in a deal for a possible return of Wellington Nem to Rio de Janeiro.