At a meeting held last Thursday (29) in the presence of the president of two associations (Guilherme Bellintani, Bahia and Maurizio Galiote from Palmeiras), next to Diego Cerri and Alexandre Mattos, a hammer for sale between Zé Rafael, now Palmeiras, where he will play Paulista, Libertadores, Brasileiro and Copa do Brasil in 2019.
The deal was secured at Bahia for $ 14.5 million, which is owned by 70% of the player's economic rights. Coritiba, who had 30%, received R $ 3 million, which amounted to R $ 1.2 million (40% of the amount) of Trieste, the Curitibe amateur team where Zé Rafael had a ticket before he became a professional .
Zé Rafael arrived in Bahia in 2017 after passing through Londrina. The club bought for R $ 500,000, which was paid out to Coritiba, which was hired by a player at the Café team and signed with Palmeiras for five years. His best wishes should be on Sunday, at the Pituaçu Stadium, in a duel against the Cruzeiro, for the last round of the Brazilian Championship.
In the first season, Zé Rafael played 60 games, scored 5 goals and gave 6 assistants as Northeast Cupa champion. Until 2018 up to now there were 67 games, 13 goals scored, and six wins Campeonato Baiano. In total, for the tricolor, midfielder played 127 games, scored 18 goals and 12 assists.