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Gerson, linked to Chelsea and Spurs, has no interest in leaving Flamengo

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Gerson has no interest in leaving Flamengo despite the interests reported by the Premier League duo Chelsea and Tottenham.

After a period of bankruptcy in Rome, the product for young Fluminense Gerson returned to Brazil after an agreement of € 11.8 million (£ 11 million / $ 13 million) with Flamengo in July 2019.

The 23-year-old has since won Campeonato Brasileiro, Copa Libertadores, Supercopa do Brasil and Recopa Sudamericana, while Campeonato Carioca could be secured next week with Jorge Jesus’ team to face Fluminense in a two-legged final.

Gerson’s displays have led to connections with some of Europe’s biggest clubs, but he insists on being happy in Flamengo.

“After a year with Flamengo, I can promise that I have never spoken to another club. My focus is totally on Flamengo,” he said Globe Sports.

“I feel at home, I am happy, I am wanted and I am in a club at a European level.

“We cannot close the doors, football proves it, but today I am very happy and satisfied to be in the club of my heart.

“I rediscovered myself here and I want to win even more trophies with this shirt.”

Objective he reported last month that Tottenham had regular contact with Gerson’s entourage, with the Premier League team ready to offer £ 16 million ($ 20 million).

It is understood that the Brazilian club has no plans to sell one of their top men, however, and Gerson has been happy to stay on to continue his development under Jesus, who has signed a one-year contract extension.

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Jesus had asked last season’s Brasileiro winners to maintain the services of its key players, with the club trying to make a string of sales to alleviate the financial difficulties caused by the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Therefore, the board did not accept Spurs’ £ 16m offer and Gerson had no problem with that decision as he is willing to continue his good form under his current manager in an attempt to receive a call-up from Brazilian national team.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the player isn’t kicking out to secure a transfer to Europe, having suffered a nightmare spell in Rome after refusing the advances from Barcelona, ​​Borussia Dortmund and Arsenal to fight for a spot at the Olympic Stadium.

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