Sao Paulo and Brazil international midfielder Paulo Henrique Ganso is close to joining Spanish club Sevilla in a deal reportedly worth 9.5 million euros.
The Brazilian outfit said on Tuesday that they were preparing for the departure of the elegant 26-year-old playmaker.
“It’s his wish and there’s nothing we can do about it,” Sao Paulo president Carlos Silva told ESPN. “To keep a player against his wishes is counterproductive.”
“I will miss having a guy in our team with such rare talent. We are obliged to accept some things and this is one of them.
The report added that only “bureaucratic issues” were delaying an official announcement.
Ganso was once considered among Brazil’s most promising talents, earning 10 international caps before being struck down by injuries.
He has recaptured his best form in recent months and was recalled to Brazil’s squad for last month’s centenary edition of the Copa America in the US.