Flamengo already had the plan not to sell athletes in this transfer window, due to the difficulty of replacement and, with one of its biggest jewels, it was no different. Victor Hugo received yet another investment from the European market, this time from Wolverhampton, from England, but refused the 20 million euros (R$ 107 million). The goals of the midfielder in the Rubro-Negro are different.
The approach of the English club took place after the sale of the Portuguese Matheus Nunes to Manchester City. In search of a replacement, João Gomes’ team looked for Flamengo again, but found closed doors. Player and club understand that it is not the best time to finalize the transfer. The information is from ge and was confirmed by soccer in vein.
Other clubs in Europe have already looked
For the high level presented on the field, Victor Hugo has already suffered from other attacks in European football. Also in this window, Garoto do Ninho received polls from Lyon, France, and Brighton, also from England. None of the teams submitted official proposals, and the player’s termination fine is 100 million euros, around R$ 535 million at current prices.
Victor Hugo wants to make history for Flamengo
The main reason for the refusal is the desire to be a protagonist in Flamengo. A fan of the club, Victor Hugo seeks the status of idol of the Rubro-Negro, even though he was already champion of Libertadores and Copa do Brasil, last year. The player’s family and representatives are in line with this desire.
The club, in turn, sees Victor Hugo’s enormous potential for the future and is in no hurry to sell the player, as he has surpassed the established sales target for 2023. Although he is one of the youngest players in the squad, the midfielder is one of the athletes who played the most with Sampaoliboth coming from the bench and as a starter.
In all, he played 30 games for Flamengo in 2023, 14 of which as a starter and scored three goals. His contract is valid until July 2027. He will be available to Sampaoli in the next challenge of the season, which will be this Saturday (02), at 9 pm (Brasília time), against Botafogo, for the Brazilian Championship.