Why Brazilian Winger Chose Palmeiras Over Lazio or Juventus

Brazilian winger Felipe Anderson sparked discussion after announcing his decision to join Palmeiras, snubbing an offer from both Lazio and Juventus.

The Biancocelesti had been hoping to keep the 31-year-old forward, whose contract expires in June, and had been in contract negotiations with his entourage for months now, trying and failing to agree the terms of a new deal.

In the meantime, Juventus director Cristiano Giuntoli had been working on a four-year deal worth circa €4 million net per season, and recent reports claimed Felipe Anderson had reached a verbal agreement ahead of the summer, putting him on track for a move to Turin.

As reported by La Gazzetta dello Sport, Felipe Anderson was keen to secure his future plans ahead of the summer but wasn’t able to push through a deal with Juventus, who wanted to wait until the end of the season before finalising his arrival.

Whilst a verbal agreement was reached, the details hadn’t been finalised, requiring a few more meetings between the club and his entourage.

Last week, Palmeiras emerged with a convincing offer, and Felipe Anderson was tempted by the idea of a return to Brazil, helping facilitate talks and push through a deal.

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