Two of the biggest clubs in Brazil, International and Sao Paulo face two problems in common: the lack of major titles and the lack of a reliable goalkeeper.
Interestingly, both seem to see the same solution to the second problem. According to the portal goalgauchos and paulistas showed interest in hiring Diego Alvesof Flamengo.
At 36 years of age, the goalkeeper was a starter in the great recent achievements of the red-negro, including the Libertadores 2019, and has an excellent record under the posts, especially with regard to penalty saves.
There were more than 30 penalties saved in his career, including free kicks. Messi and Cristiano Ronaldowhen Diego Alves played for Valence, in Spain. At the time, Argentine and Portuguese defended, respectively, Barcelona and Real Madrid.
Hiring only in 2023?
Also according to the publication of goal, Diego Alves would only change clubs at the end of the 2022 season, when his contract with Flamengo ends. The goalkeeper wants to fulfill his contract with the rubro-negro until the end, when he will be free on the market and can transfer free of charge.
Therefore, Inter, São Paulo and any other interested party are already starting the negotiations, since Diego Alves will be able to sign a pre-contract from July, when there will be six months left for the end of his current contract.
Currently, Internacional has the names of Daniel and Keiller for the position, while São Paulo has Jandrei and Tiago volpi.