Gil Vicente coach Ricardo Soares confirmed that Samuel Lino will join Atletico Madrid for € 6.5 million at the end of the season.
In an interview with channel 11the coach added that the gillists keep 20 percent of the 22-year-old Brazilian player’s feed.
The rooster coach assumed there were “big clubs” trying to compete for the player, “but they came too late.”
“Atletico Madrid has greater financial potential than the big clubs here in Portugal. These are much higher values than the Portuguese clubs pay. I can’t believe the big clubs didn’t see Samuel Lino’s skills,” he stressed.
“Gil did an exceptional job because these clubs might want the player right away in January and weren’t willing to let him go. [ficar]. I said my opinion, I said: “The child is not good to leave, he is in a favorable environment, do not worry, they will get its value.” At. Madrid is doing a lot, and I am convinced that the future will show me to be right. They didn’t want to wait, they wanted to go to the bottom of him and grab him. They realized there was talent. It’s a good fit for the club and I’m happy for him, he’s making a qualitative leap in his career, which is well-deserved, ”he added.
Samuel Lino was one of the biggest highlights for Gil Vicente, who will finish the championship fifth in Europe. A Brazilian winger arrived in Barcelona in 2019 from São Bernardo. This season, he participated in 37 matches in which he scored 14 goals and shared up to five assists.