Cruzeiro on Friday morning confirmed the appointment of Joao Paulo, his half who played in 2021 with Atlético Jo. The 31-year-old is out of contract with the club from Goiás at the end of this year – thus, arriving at no cost to Fox’s coffers. This is the club’s seventh enhancement for 2022.
In the past 24 hours, Cruzeiro announced the signings of striker Edo and midfielders Pedro Castro, Felipe Machado and Fernando Neto. And back bar. Prior to that, Raposa had already confirmed the appointment of defender Maicon. Reaching seven reinforcements for the next season.
Joao Paulo scored eight goals and provided four assists in the 2021 season – Photo: Marcos Ripoli
The player is 31 years old and also has notable stints at Ponte Preta, in Serie B 2020, and Avai, in Serie A in 2019. The club did not provide details on the duration of the contract. According to Cruzeiro, in the coming days, the club will detail the status of each promotion.
The club will only be able to sign new contracts when it repays its debts with FIFA, which amount to about 15 million Brazilian riyals, due to debts with Defensor-URU to hire midfielder Arrascaeta and with Mazatlán-MEX to hire risk.
Cruzeiro continues to search the market for parts to assemble representatives for 2022. Negotiations have been led by Vanderlei Luxembourgo, Ricardo Rocha, Sergio Santos Rodriguez, André Argolo and Alexandre Matos.
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