President José Carlos Peres and Superintendent Paulo Autuori spoke more than once about the need to cut costs by 2020. Nevertheless, Santos does not rule out having major reinforcements.
One of Fish's strategies is to hire players on loan. And the argument is the visibility given to Gabigol, Dodô and Jorge, trio down in Europe and with recovered football in Vila Belmiro, besides Jean Lucas, with little space in Flamengo and now in Lyon (FRA).
Alvinegro even thinks about repaying the loan – much less in relation to the purchase of economic rights – as in the case of Luan Peres. Peres agreed to pay R $ 1 million per contract until December 2020 with Brugge (BEL). The purchase price fixed is 5 million euros (R $ 23 million).
This is a possibility to talk to Jorge Sampaoli about planning next season. The coach will only feel the ability of the cast to be champion.
"I had an advance with the posture of Santos by the sporting and finance director. They had a lot of trouble for 2020. I haven't talked to the president for five months, I talk more to Autuori. If set has to be reinforced by the sports reality, but we have to sell because of the economic reality, project 2020 will be different from what we think. I'm not clear if there is any strategy to look for possibility if that changes. If it doesn't change and we have to shrink the cast and look for titles, it's fooling the crowd, "said Sampaoli, at a press conference.
Santos, as Sampaoli said, expects at least one big sale to balance the accounts. Image rights, for example, are currently three months behind schedule.