Flamengo wants to exchange Marcelo Cirino for Leandro Damião, who’s on loan from Santos
Vitinho and Dedé are not the only reinforcements intended by Flamengo’s board for 2017.
The executive director of football Rodrigo Caetano is also working to buy the economic rights of Réver and Fernandinho, and extend the stay of striker Leandro Damião, despite his loan deal ending only in July next year. It is that Santos, who has Damião’s bond, showed interest in signing Marcelo Cirino, at the request of coach Dorival Júnior. That’s when the idea came at Flamengo to offer an exchange until December 2017. The two players have more in common than it seems, after all, both were purchased with money borrowed from Doyen Sports. The investment fund gave around R$ 43 million to Santos for signing Damião from Internacional. Santos must begin to return the money from 2017, in five years, with 10% interest per season.
Cirino came to Flamengo after Doyen funded around R$ 13 million to buy 50% of the economic rights of the attacker, who belonged to Atlético Paranaense. The transaction was carried out in January last year. Flamengo used the argument that Cirino and Damião could be appreciated much more with the exchange than in their respective clubs. Santos agreed, but Doyen who has a number of problems in the relationship with the club The company had to go to court to try to get the values from the sales of Geuvânio and Gabigol.