Fortaleza midfielder Caio Alexandre has attracted interest from Palmeiras after a good season with the Tricolor club. On Wednesday, former president of Leão and current general manager of the SAF club Marcelo Paz said that for now Verdão has not made any offer to the player and therefore the tendency is for him to remain in the north-eastern team. .

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“Palmeiras has contacted us, but we have not reached an official proposal. There is a tendency for Caio to remain in Fortaleza without an offer. We are purchasing it from the Vancouver Whitecaps of MLS. We have already paid the installments for this purchase,” he said in an interview for SportTV.

Caio Alexandre joined Vancouver Whitecaps on loan from Major League Soccer in the United States in 2022. The 24-year-old player quickly secured a place in the starting lineup. In 2023, Caio played 65 matches and scored five goals.

Palmeiras only has one confirmed addition for 2024, and that is midfielder Aníbal Moreno, who was with Racing. The team, which must continue to work under coach Abel Ferreira, is scheduled to return to the Football Academy on January 8 to begin pre-season preparations.