On Wednesday, reports from Brazil claimed that Fulham submitted a second bid for Flamengo striker Rodrigo Muniz.
The story, which first came from UOL, didn’t detail the amount offered by the Cottagers, despite claiming that the signing was an ‘exclusive request’ from manager Marco Silva.
Now as outlet O Dia comes up to confirm the bid, they also show the numbers on the table.
Their report recalls that Fulham first tried a loan with an option to buy, and Flamengo made it clear they wanted a permanent solution, so the Cottagers accepted that condition and offered an amount of €6m up front plus €2m in a second instalment, letting the Rio de Janeiro side keep 20% of a future sale.
O Dia says Fulham are now ‘the favourites’ to land the striker as the situation ‘has been moving’ in the past hours.
Flamengo officials Bruno Spindel and Marcos Braz are in Lisbon sorting the situation, and currently wait for the official papers, signed by the owner of the Championship side, who’s currently in ‘a country with different time zone’.
The report points out that Middlesbrough also made offers for the signing, and Flamengo even liked the bid made by them.
However, Muniz and his representatives understood that Fulham’s project ‘is more attractive’, especially with the call that the agents had from Marco Silva.