Following reports claiming that Brentford are close to signing Grêmio fullback Vanderson, the Brazilian club have now confirmed that they have a bid on the table for his sale.
Speaking to the local media, their football vice-president Denis Abrahão talked about some of the players who may leave following relegation, and admitted that the 20-year-old is one of them.
“Vanderson, we actually received a proposal, which is being discussed with the club and his agent,” said Abrahão (via Gremistas).
“We are waiting for them to define the business.”
Reports from the Brazilian media already take Vanderson’s transfer to Brentford as pretty much done, with some claims saying the offer was already accepted, and others labelling the move as ‘imminent’.
Despite Grêmio’s relegation to the second division this year, Vanderson was still able to show his potential, even when competing for a place with former Bayern Munich fullback Rafinha.
The youngster was linked to the likes of Arsenal, Newcastle United and Tottenham until Brentford’s deal for him apparently came out of nowhere. The Bees are expected to spend €11m initially, with another €3m depending on performance bonuses.