It’s now official: Marrony is from Fluminense until July 2023. The club announced the signing of the 23-year-old striker this Wednesday afternoon, with Felipe Melo singing “Dormi na Praça”, a song by the duo Bruno and Marrone (who was inspiration for the player’s name). See below:
Former of Vasco and Atlético-MG, Marrony was approached by coach Fernando Diniz and arrives on loan from Midtjylland, from Denmark, for €400,000 (R$2.2 million) in several installments and a call option of 4.5 million euros (24.8 R$). million). He has already participated in training with his new teammates this Thursday morning at CT Carlos Castilho.
Official announcement of Marrony by Fluminense — Photo: Disclosure / Fluminense
– I am very happy and with huge expectation. I come at a special time for me and my family. You can be sure that I will do my best to help Fluminense a lot. That the team continues to evolve and that I contribute to great performances and victories.
– I followed the team a lot in the state and now I saw what Fluminense did in the last games. The team is playing well and showing good progress. We have two competitions ahead of us, and if we continue to grow, I’m sure that at the end of the year we will celebrate another title together.
Marrony next to President Mário Bittencourt at Fluminense — Photo: Disclosure / Fluminense
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To sign the player, ex-Vasco and Atlético-MG Fluminense won the market competition – Bragantino were also interested in the forward, and Internacional had already tried to sign him in recent months. But the long negotiation with Midtjylland was not easy. After a back and forth of proposals and counter-proposals, Flu agreed to pay the loan and offered 300,000 euros (1.6 million reais) in installments. But the official ‘ok’ from the Danes to close the deal took some time and only came after the French offer increased by another €100,000 (R$550,000).
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But what prompted Fluminense to invest in a player who did not establish himself in Denmark? The answer has a name and surname: Fernando Diniz. Although he has never worked under Marrony, the coach has faced him a few times and is an admirer of the striker, mainly due to the versatility of being able to play as a winger or a centre-forward.
The report also revealed that Diniz tried to sign Marrony when he was at São Paulo, between 2019 and 2020, and at Santos, in 2021. During the negotiation, the coach even called the striker to show him his confidence and convince him to choose Fluminense. .
Internally, there are only fears that the reinforcement could become the ‘replacement for Luiz Henrique’, since Marrony does not have the same characteristics as the jewel sold to Betis, from Spain. His biggest highlights, for example, were playing on the left wing, against the team played by the kid from Xerém.
Cano celebrates with Marrony a goal for Vasco in 2020 — Photo: Rafael Ribeiro/Vasco
Marrony can be a kind of second striker alongside Cano in the tricolor attack, repeating a duo that appeared at Vasco in 2020. The two have only played 11 games together so far, since in June 2020 the team de Vasco sold the youngster to Atlético-MG In these 11 games for the duo, there have been four wins, five draws and two defeats. And the Argentine has scored five goals in those clashes.
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