Sao Paulo has not obtained any formal approach for the midfielder, Real Madrid is involved in Igor Gomes.
Sao Paulo executive director of football recognized many European teams and took notice of the talent of the 21-year-old. Barcelona, Sevilla, and Ajax were all linked to a bid for Gomes and Rai.
Agent Wagner Ribeiro of Gomes last month stated that he was eager to send the man to Los Blancos. In recent seasons, picking up Brazilian talent Vinicius Junior, Rodrygo Goes, and Reinier Jesus, Madrid has invested extensively.
“It’s real. What we may claim is that Igor Gomes is a player who attracts European clubs’ attention. Yet official communication has not been created. It’s a fact he’s sparking curiosity in.” Rai told Globo Esporte when asked if the ties to Madrid included something,
“I’ve always talked to European friends who have made remarks, but that’s it.”
“Real Madrid or some other team has not formally discussed this. What we do know is that Real Madrid respects and supports Igor even though they certainly pursue several other young talents around the globe, many in our own team,” added General Manager Alexandre Passaro.
“And Igor will be able to get a Portuguese passport over the next six months, which would mean he wouldn’t be taking up an international player spot at a European club. But nothing is happening now.”