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THE BALL – James Rodríguez rejects Botafogo’s first proposal: “Does he want to return to Europe” (Botafogo)


John Textor, the majority shareholder of SAD do Botafogo, made a statement to reporters after the defeat. stovecoached by Luís Castro, at the reception of Fluminense (0-1).

The American businessman says that James Rodríguez, now in Al-Rayyan, from Qatar, rejected the club’s first proposal: “James wants to return to Europe, he is not ready to come to Brazil. We will see what proposal you get, but we will keep an eye on. ”

John Textor assured that Botafogo will continue to try to sign strong reinforcements for the transfer window, which opens July 18: “I will be behind players with a 2% chance of coming. If I dream of Cavani or James Rodriguez, I will try to bring them. It is irrational for someone to say that this is a failure. We will continue to try to include players of this type, who transform the team. ”

One of the players with whom Botafogo negotiated was Zahavi, a former PSV striker. The Israeli, after months of negotiations with the Brazilian club, prefers to return to his native country and strengthen Maccabi Tel Aviv.

“We have a plan B and a plan C for Zahavi. We have a limit of foreigners. We don’t want to fill a place if you are not a higher player”, commented John Textor.

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