OGC Nice, unleashed on this transfer window, has made serious inquiries for this protégé of Jorge Mendes.
“But I don’t want us to fall into shortcuts with Mino (Raiola). Nice works with a lot of agents. I also have contacts with Jorge Mendes. ” A few days ago, while the influence of Mino Raiola at OGC Nice was pointed out, the general manager Julien Fournier explained to The team that he was also in close relationship with Jorge Mendes.
During their discussions, a file obviously caught the attention of the manager of the Aiglons. According to the Portuguese news channel TVI 24, the Gym, which has already completed several reinforcements (Jean-Clair Todibo, Melvin Bard, Calvin Stengs, Justin Kluivert, Mario Lemina, Pablo Rosario) in addition to the arrival of Christophe Galtier, appreciates the profile of Carlos Vinicius (26 years old) . Better, the residents of the Allianz Riviera asked for information about the conditions of a possible transfer.
A referenced goalscorer who knows Ligue 1
For Benfica, things are clear: the Brazilian is for sale. Jorge Jesus does not rely on him especially and he can free up precious cash. His odds are indeed quite high after his title of top scorer in Liga NOS in 2019/20 (18 goals) and his good performances in the Europa League during his loan to Tottenham last season (6 goals in 9 matches).
The Auriverde has for him to know Ligue 1 well, since he had defended the colors of AS Monaco for a six-month loan in 2018/19 (2 goals in 16 appearances, only 3 starts). Eintracht Frankfurt would also be on the spot, like Premier League teams. He was offered in Brazil, in Grêmio, but his salary is too high. After doing business with Raiola, will the OGCN take action for this Mendes colt? The ambition is certainly there!