According to president Mário Bittencourt, the midfielder is very close to strengthening Fluminense for next season

13 dec
– 05:59

(update at 6:13)

Photo: Rodrigo Coca/Agência Corinthians – Caption: Renato Augusto will become Fluminense's new reinforcement for next season / Jogada10

Fluminense has signed former Corinthians player Renato Augusto for next season. This Tuesday (12), before the Tricolor delegation left for the Club World Cup in Saudi Arabia, Fernando Diniz praised the possible arrival of the midfielder and his talent in the four lines.

“Renato is a player who requires no comments, with a beautiful history in football, an extremely talented player who decides the course of the game. All the information that he is a great professional, great character, great friend. This is how the player expresses his gesture on the pitch. I have admired Renato for a long time, it will be a great joy and honor for us to have such talent, as well as personal integrity,” Diniz told FluTV.

The president explains the negotiations

President Mário Bittencourt also spoke about the athlete before coming on board. Therefore, the agent revealed that the recruitment is already at an advanced stage. Without renewing Timão's contract, the midfielder wanted to work with coach Fernando Diniz, wearing the tricolor shirt, where he played futsal. In addition, the club from Rio also acquired defender Antônio Carlos from the United States, who belongs to Orlando City.

“Yes, everything is in progress (Renato Augusto). In fact, in terms of contract and time, everything is moving forward. After all, normal bureaucratic procedures are missing. This was the player Fernando dreamed of, I can't deny that he had it too. Apart from that, he had a great time in Laranjeiras. I had the opportunity to be with him at matches when we greeted each other,” he said, then added:

“I have friends who speak very highly of him. So he is a great player, a man with character. That's why we value him in our squad. Family. In addition to bringing in great players, we are looking for strong players, with personality, principles and good concepts of life,” he added.

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