In an effort to “protect” key pieces of the 2016 champion squad, Palmeiras have extended the contracts of midfielders Moisés, Tchê Tchê and Thiago Santos. The extensions are paired with increased salaries and rescission fines.
The biggest change relates to Moisés, on a contract only until the end of this year and now tied until the end of 2020. Thiago Santos’ contract was extended by one year, from end of 2018 to end of 2019. Tchê Tchê was already on a long commitment, until May 2019, and can now see the whole of 2019 out.
Earlier, Palmeiras extended Jailson’s until the end of 2018, and Alecsandro and Zé Roberto’s until the end of 2017. Palmeiras also acquired 40% of the economic rights of right-back Fabiano from Cruzeiro (now on a five-year contract), and remaining 50% of the economic rights of Dudu, the forward now belonging 100% to the Palestra.
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Dudu and Vítor Hugo were called up to the Brazil squad taking on Colombia tomorrow in a friendly game, in Rio de Janeiro, in benefit of the families of players and staff victims in the Chapecoense plane crash. As this is not a FIFA date, only players active in Brazil and Colombia will take part.
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On a side note, William Mendieta has been sold to Olímpia, from Asunción. The midfielder arrived at Palmeiras in 2013, played 38 games and scored eight goals before moving on a loan deal to the Paraguayan side in February 2015. Pleasing the directors at his new club, the transfer has now been made permanent.
Also Pablo Mouche will be playing for Olímpia in 2017, the Argentine striker on a loan deal until the end of the year, with an option to buy. He arrived at Palmeiras in 2014, but has spent considerable time at other clubs, most recently at Red Star Belgrade.
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