ᑕ❶ᑐ Petraglia says Athletico ‘for sale’ and reveals details for club to become SAF: ‘We have reached our limit’

Oh Athletico PR could be the newest club to become SAF in Brazil. According to the president Mario Celso Petragliawho is absent due to health problems, the intention is to find an investor willing to buy Furacão in the future.

In an interview with ageThe director gave details on the next steps for Athletico to become a business and clearly stated that Paraná’s Rubro-Negro is ‘for sale’

»We were for sale. Our position was that we were only selling the minority share, but as the market evolves, if there is an offer from a partner who can actually marry… Because that’s marriage, isn’t it? ? (Site notre blog d’information) is complicated. We even thought about selling the majority stake. He must get involved in new projects, the club wants to become one of the top four in South America so it must invest,” he declared.

The director also states that the athlete is « falling behind » and is responsible for finding the participants.

“We hit the ceiling, I would say. We have reached our limit. Our supporters are small, a third of the supporters of Atlético-MG, Cruzeiro, Grêmio and Internacional, which are clubs that matured in the 70s. Athletico was left behind. The maturation has happened today, at the end of the century, and it takes 50, 60 years to build a fan base. Paraná is still a separate phenomenon, because there are three Paranás. Paraná of ​​Paraná, Gaucho and São Paulo. We still have this difficulty, but we are growing,” he added.

In September, Athletics representatives were sent to the United States and met with an American interest bank through the SAF. Petraglia is a very emotional person who does not want to find the investor.

“We have now done a road show in the United States and we are in no hurry. We want to deliver the best project, based on the infrastructure we have. The club does not have a stadium that pays, it is worth paying, but the name of the denomination does not guarantee its share. We are aware that whoever has the most liquidity always wins, because he is more able to hire athletes, coaches, who enrich his technical field with very high ebene values. We’re not there yet,” he said.

In 8th place in the Brazilian Championship, Athletico receives the Red Bull Bragantino Sunday (8), at 6:30 p.m. (Brasilia time), at the Ligga Arena, for the 26th round.

Athletico-PR matches available:

  • Red Bull Bragantino (C) – 08/10, 6:30 p.m. (Brasilia time) – Brazil

  • Guild (F) – 10/18, 7 p.m. (Brasilia time) – Brazil

  • Botafogo (F) – 10/21, 9 p.m. (Brasilia time) – Brazil