Santos snatch Arsenal target Zezinho

February 5, 2010 at 19:38 5 comments

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Santos have announced the signing of Zezinho from Juventude. The 17-year-old midfielder, who is valued at around €15 million (£13.5 million), was linked with a move to Arsenal last year.

The teenager has appeared for Brazil’s Under 17s and Santos are claiming that they’ve signed him on a two-loan deal – though the player’s economic rights remain in the hands of Juventude and Zezinho’s agent.

Santos’ director of football, Pedro Luiz Nunes, told Radio Primeira FM: “He will arrive next Monday. After the loan period, we’ll have the option to buy 100% of the player’s rights”.

However, Juventude president, Milton Scola, acknowledged that Juventude and Santos had discussed the idea of a move but denied that Zezinho has joined the Vila Belmiro club. “There was some talk at the start of the week. But I’ve not heard from them [Santos] since”.

Zezinho’s agent, Augusto Nogueira, also said the deal has not yet gone through but admitted that the player was very close to joining Santos. “If you ask me whether Zezinho wants to go to Santos, I have to say yes. Imagine Zezinho, Neymar and Robinho [together]?!. But for now nothing has been decided.

Robinho will make his return for Santos against São Paulo on Sunday. you can see the game live with us on Brazilian Football at 17:00 (Brasília).

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. bobbygee  |  February 5, 2010 at 20:09

    I thought Sao Paulo had the inside track on Robinho.

  • 2. pitacodogringo  |  February 6, 2010 at 12:02

    the Juventude president has now confirmed the loan deal has been signed

  • 3. Raed  |  February 7, 2010 at 12:31


    Do you think Dunga will bring some young “unknown” players to the world cup as a secreat wheapon? If so, who do you think Dunga will bring? What are Brazil’s chances in 2010?


    • 4. pitacodogringo  |  February 7, 2010 at 15:39

      the one player really young player that is starting to stand out right now is santos’ Neymar. he turned 18 on friday. he’s doing well in the Campeonato Paulista and he’s the top scorer in the league but there are some weak teams. if he does well in the Campeonato Brasileiro he may have a chance of making the Brazil squad BUT it’s an outside chance and i doubt he’ll go to South Africa (unless there are a string of injuries to key players)

  • 5. pitacodogringo  |  December 30, 2010 at 13:26

    today, Bahia said they have signed Zezinho from Santos. But the Vila Belmiro club have yet to confirm the deal


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