Brazilian club Corinthians are likely to part company with Romarinho in the next few days after it has emerged that the club have agreed to a transfer fee from El Jaish. Corinthians are the last non-European club to have won the FIFA Club World Cup after beating Chelsea in 2012. However, they have had to pay for the success by losing a number of important players over the years. The defensive minded team are currently fourth in the table after having taken 32 points from their 18 matches this season. The loss of Romarinho will be especially hard to take.
The 23-year-old is a key player for the club after having risen to prominence in the last few years. He scored seven goals in 33 matches during the stunning 2012 campaign. His goalscoring record has improved tremendously in 2014 after he has got 12 goals in 36 matches. The player, though, will be bringing a substantial revenue to the club. It is believed that Corinthians have managed to agree a €7.5 million fee for the striker. Considering that the Brazilian economy has slipped into recession over the last few months, it is vital that Corinthians bring in money through the sale of players in order to keep the club going.
“Forever in my heart,” said Romarinho on his Twitter account which virtually appeared to confirm the fact that he is about to depart the club. Romarinho has been at Corinthians since 2012 after having signed from Bragantino. Despite being only 23 years old, he has already won a number of key titles like the Copa Libertadores, FIFA Club World Cup, Campeonato Paulista, and Recopa Sudamericana. Since much of the economic rights of the player is owned by third-parties, it is believed that Corinthians will get only 40% of the transfer fee.