By Venê Casagrande
Published 01/30/2021 8:39 PM
Kashiwa Reysol, from Japan, opened talks with Botafogo to sign striker Pedro Raul. The negotiations are in an initial stage, but Alvinegro already knows how much the Japanese club is willing to shell out and tries to get a proposal of 2 million dollars to arrive, something around 11 million reais at the current price.
As Vitória de Guimarães, from Portugal, owns 30% of Pedro Raul’s economic rights, the Portuguese club will be entitled to a part of the total amount of the negotiation, if Botafogo and Kashiwa Reysol reach an agreement, and the player goes to Japanese football.
Kashiwa Reysol’s interest in Pedro Raul started after the Japanese team attempted to hire striker Cleber, from Ceará, and the negotiation failed. With that, the Japanese team aimed at the target for the Botafogo player and started conversations with the white board.
Botafogo is in a hurry to resolve the situation of getting rid of a clause in the contract that forces Alvinegro to pay 1.5 million euros, if Pedro Raul played 60% of the games in the season as a starter, and the striker hit the goal.
On the other hand, Pedro Raul and his businessmen are in little hurry to move forward in negotiations with Kashiwa Reysol because they understand that at any time they can paint a proposal from a Brazilian club or another more advantageous and more visible market. What is in favor of the player is that the transfer window in Japan runs through April 2nd.
Pedro Raul arrived at Botafogo in early 2020, played 39 matches and scored 12 goals, being the team’s top scorer in the season so far. At the age of 24, the striker also accumulates passages with Aimoré, Cruzeiro-RS, Vitória de Guimarães, from Portugal, and Atlético-GO.