São Paulo ended negotiations with striker Darío Benedetto, of Olympique de Marseille. UOL Esporte found that the Morumbi club did not reach a financial agreement with the Argentine player.
The financial issue had already been an impediment to the hiring of Jonathan Calleri. São Paulo even made two proposals for the return of the Argentine striker, but also failed to reach an agreement with his employers.
Darío Benedetto emerged as a second option as negotiations with Calleri cooled. São Paulo’s desire was to get a loan with a purchase option. Morumbi’s team has a debt of about US $ 600 million, which prevents it from investing large amounts in reinforcements.
São Paulo had difficulty reaching an agreement with Olympique de Marseille on the division of Benedetto’s salary payment. After overcoming this stage, the agreement with the silver of the player stayed. It was at this point that the situation became complicated and caused Morumbi’s team to give up the negotiation.
Without Bendetto, São Paulo still has six options to attack. Rigoni and Marquinhos have been the owners of Crespo. In addition, the Argentine also has Vitor Bueno, Pablo, Eder and Luciano, the latter two still recovering from injury.