Through the past week, we’ve followed the big turnaround in the negotiations for Grêmio fullback Vanderson, as Brentford were close to signing the player and ended up losing the race to AS Monaco.

The Brazilian media claims the 20-year-old has already travelled to Europe, and he should soon be announced by the Ligue 1 side, with the deal with the Bees having indeed collapsed.

Now as UOL comes up with an update on the situation, they claim that Vanderson even even sent a ‘formal apology’ after ditching the move to Brentford.

It’s said that the player, who already had a verbal agreement with the Bees, wrote an email himself thanking them for the negotiations and explaining why he chose Monaco.

UOL recalls that Brentford had been trying to sign Vanderson for a while. They had two bids turned down in the summer, and came back more recently.

Following the deal between the clubs, it’s said the fullback even had tickets to fly to Rio de Janeiro to sort out his work visa for the UK. However, with Monaco joining the race and making a bigger offer, the player went from Porto Alegre straight to France.

Even though recent claims said Vanderson chose Monaco because he’d rather live there than in London and would pay less taxes, UOL says that his chance of ‘disputing titles in short term, in a club with bigger chances, had weight on his decision as well.