Corinthians officially loaned midfielder Mateus Vital to Panathinaikos, a traditional Greek club. The agreement runs until June 2022.
According to the team from São Paulo, the 23-year-old player, who said goodbye to his teammates today, has already been released to travel and undergo medical examinations in Europe.
For over three years working for Corinthians, Vital has played 187 games with the club’s shirt. In this period, he scored 14 goals.
Since joining the team, the athlete has alternated between ownership and the bench. At the end of the “Mancini era”, the midfielder was one of the main players on the team. An injury and the arrival of Sylvinho, however, made him lose space.
Vital’s departure opens the door for Corinthians to try to strengthen itself in the last days of the international window: the club is interested in closing with striker Roger Guedes and midfielder Willian.
Guedes’s situation seems closer, as he has already split from Shandong Taishan, from China, and is free to sign with any team. Willian still belongs to Arsenal and has a contract with the British until 2023.
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Sport Club Corinthians Paulista reached an agreement with Panathinaikos, from Greece, for the loan of attacking midfielder Mateus Vital. The bond is valid at the end of June 2022. Today (25), the athlete was released to travel and undergo medical examinations.
For three and a half seasons at Timão, the 23-year-old athlete played 187 matches and hit the net 14 times. In 2021, Vital scored five goals and three assists. Won two state titles with the alvinegra shirt, in 2018 and 2019.