See what the market priorities are in São Paulo in July | Sao Paulo

Rogério Ceni’s “sincere” approach has become common at the coach’s press conferences in São Paulo. Last weekend, after a 1-0 win over América-MG, the commander revealed some shortcomings within the squad, which Tricolor tried to pay off without much resources in the next transfer window. .

Rogério Ceni’s main request, a fast-paced one, has been on the agenda since the beginning of the season. However, after the unsuccessful negotiations in Soteldo, for example, the search continued on the eve of the new window to move to Brazil, from July 18 to August 15.

The coach, who did not hide the need for reinforcements, said he was used to managing the club without this class of athlete.

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-We are accustomed to working without them, because we do not have the possibility to hire before the window opens. We’re already programmed and we’re working in this direction-highlighting Ceni, who, without Marquinhos, sold to Arsenal-ING, has only seen a young option for attack.

– Caio is our alternative. A 17-year-old boy who, for me, could still spend a year in the basement, to further develop. He’s a good player, he has a bright future ahead, but it’s too early. It’s not ready yet, but it has become an alternative to what we have – commented on Sunday.

Rogério Ceni has needs within the Tricolor squad – Photo: Rubens Chiri /

Aside from the squad imbalance, Ceni still faces common season problems such as injury and suspension. Important players like Gabriel Sara, Alisson, Igor Gomes, Diego Costa and Arboleda were not on the field against América-MG.

– If we have these players, we can either have a better performance or change the way the game is played at the start of the game, with more serious players. We did what we could, constantly analyzing games, everything. Under our conditions, I think it’s a good job – he said.

In this context, São Paulo has four main market targets to provide losses and balance the squad, so that it can be a competition that will actually fight for the first positions in Brasileirão.

Ceni has four experienced defenders in the squad: starters Léo, Diego Costa and Arboleda and veteran Miranda, who regained space in the final rounds and received public praise from Rogério Ceni.

The coach also has young Luizão and Beraldo, both in the process of maturing in their first year professionally.

Given this scenario, Tricolor went on to negotiate with Igor Rabello, who turned Atlético-MG. The arrival of a more experienced defender is seen as a necessity in the club’s evaluation.

Miranda’s performance has improved in recent games-Photo: Rubens Chiri /

Faced with the physical problems of Luan, who left in pain and was replaced from the game with América-MG and an irregular Pablo Maia, also in the process of maturing, São Paulo is suffering from a lack of options for a midfielder with more defensiveness. mga kinaiya ..

Andrés Colorado and Gabriel Neves, reinforcements for 2022, are more offensive and work alongside other midfielders if Ceni uses three defenders to defend the sector.

“Shirt 5” hasn’t arrived yet.

Luan, from São Paulo, cries on the stretcher after being replaced – Photo: Marcos Ribolli

Great demand from Ceni since the beginning of the season, speed forward lacks supply in São Paulo. When Caio and Marquinhos were very young now at Arsenal, the coaching staff ran out of options to change the team’s strategy.

– Rigoni is not a sprinter, but he is a faster driving player. (…) Toró needs to understand a little more on the tactical side, understand a little more how the game works to have more opportunities – explained Ceni.

At the start of the season, the board tested names like Soteldo, Douglas Costa and Luiz Henrique. However, there was no success. This should be the market priority, if there is to be maintenance of segments like Igor Gomes, Rodrigo Nestor and Welington, market targets.

Soteldo was Tricolor’s target at the beginning of the season – Photo: Disclosure / FVF

Recently, in an interview with reporters Arnaldo Ribeiro and Eduardo Tironi, football director Carlos Belmonte expressed the idea of ​​having a new striker, as an alternative to Calleri.

In addition to the Argentine, the team’s top scorer of the season with 17 goals, Ceni has forwards with different personalities, such as Eder and Luciano, who play alongside the number 9. John, the creation at base, not yet convinced.

Calleri celebrates a goal for São Paulo against Ceará – Photo: Marcos Ribolli

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