Rio de Janeiro, July 27 (IANS)
Atletico Mineiro director Eduardo Maluf has warned European clubs will need to offer at least €25 million to prise away star football midfielder Bernard.
“The president (Alexandre Kalil) has already made very clear. If an offer of 25 million euros arrives, he is going to sell and we will buy another player,” Atletico director Eduardo Maluf told Radio Globo Friday.
“If that offer does not come, Bernard will stay at Atletico. He is young and can leave at the end of the year.”
Bernard capped a fine 12 months by helping the Brazilian outfit win their first Copa Libertadores title Wednesday over Paraguay’s Olimpia.
He was also a member of Luiz Felipe Scolari’s Brazil side that won the Confederations Cup in June.
Earlier this week Bernard confirmed he had received offers from Shakhtar and Porto but said the club would decide his future.Published 27 Jul 2013, 15:34 IST