The Brazilian Football Confederation will not stop Edu from taking over as Technical Director at Arsenal after waiving a potential fee for leaving his contract early.
Globo Esporte report that the CBF has come to the same agreement with Sylvinho, previously head coach Tite’s assistant, who is heading to France to take up the head coach position at Lyon. Edu could have been asked to pay up to £1.6 million.
Our former midfielder is due to take up his new role at the Emirates after Brazil’s Copa America campaign.
The Selecao start their campaign tomorrow against Bolivia and are amongst the hot favourites to reach the final in Rio de Janeiro on 7 July.
It’s been suggested that Edu has played a role in helping us sign 17-year-old compatriot Gabriel Martinelli – due to be officially announced in the coming weeks – but for the most part, he’s expected to take a back seat role in this summer’s transfer window.