Brazilian club Corinthians have moved swiftly to secure the future of Emerson Sheik after there were several reports that clubs like Flamengo and Vasco were interested in signing him. The striker has been one of the important players for the club in the last few years. These goals have helped them win the league title, Copa Libertadores title, and the Club World Cup trophy which they claimed by defeating Chelsea in the final. The 34-year-old maybe at the end of his career, but Corinthians believes that he will be able to carry on playing at the top level at least for the next few years.
The club’s director Roberto de Andrade has said that they have made an offer for the player and it will be known in the next few days whether he accepts it or not. He is hoping that Emerson does not take long to extend this with the club. He is expected to sign the two year contract on the table. The club, who have been rich in cash as a result of winning several major trophies the last few years, have also announced that they have agreed a deal to bring Ponte Preta defender Cléber. The transfer fee is estimated to be in the region of € 2 million.
The player has signed a four-year contract with the Brazilian club. The 22-year-old was expected to join a little while ago, but negotiations took a little longer than expected. It has been made complicated due to the presence of the party ownership in the player’s contract. However, every issue has been reportedly solved and the player will now play for the Brazilian club.
“I have talked with Emerson, I am confident he will accept our proposal and remain with us. I am almost sure he will stay at Corinthians,” said de Andrade.