Zenit midfielder Wendel wanted to stay in Brazil and play for Flamengo
Brazilian midfielder “Zenith” Wendel does not want to return to Russia. This was announced by journalist Gabriel Reis, whose words are quoted by OneFootball.
According to the journalist, Wendel wanted to stay in Brazil and play for Flamengo. It is noted that the 25-year-old athlete sees himself in a more attacking position, which Flamengo head coach Jorge Sampaoli is working with.
Earlier it was reported about the interest in the legionnaire from the Italian “Roma”. It was emphasized that the deal is complicated by the high transfer cost of the player and the terms of his contract with the blue-white-blue.
Wendel has been playing for Zenit since 2020. His contract runs until June 2027. In the season ended, he played 33 matches in all competitions, scored nine goals and five assists. Together with the team, the midfielder won the Russian championship three times.
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