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some 19 year old kid from Benfica with one pro season under his belt
this is getting out of hand
this is getting out of hand
third-party ownership is very common with Atletico's players...for example they sold 40% of Saul Niguez rights for only €1.5M back in the day.Atletico spending Barca/Real kinda money. Are they getting more TV rights money? New stadium generating more cash? Anyhow it's good that they are showing ambition.
SALESNot saying football money is not shady but pure cash wise they are going to sell Griezmann for around same amount.
If you think that's shady, then you'd probably die of an heart attack if you knew what the ownership family and Cerezo have been doing since 1987. They acquired this club illegally for an example. They're the masters of prescribed matters.read up on Atletico's insanely shady and risky business practices from Football Leaks, btw
it's very likely that they brought in lots of outside financing on this deal too
Atlético's NET SPEND is 0 since Jesús Gil and his family took over the club in 1987. Only in two seasons have they actually made an investment which they immediately took back: 1997-1998 and 2018-2019. They only invested a bit of money last year because they had earned some of it thanks to sporting results over the course of Simeone's time at the club.Atletico spending Barca/Real kinda money. Are they getting more TV rights money? New stadium generating more cash? Anyhow it's good that they are showing ambition.
Benfica's president promised their shareholders he wouldn't sell the player under €120 million. Atlético wanted him at all costs because they're undergoing a generational change and believe in him. They also knew they could finance the deal without any issues because of how much money they'll be earning from player transfers this summer.How do these Portuguese teams do it? Good grief.
He'll get a chance to play in Griezmann's role under one of the best coaches around. He'd have tons of players ahead of him at Manchester City as a result of their wealth. Of course he's going to choose Atlético.Also is this kid some kind of pressing machine. Its really a weird decision from his entourage too. Young attacker going to an extremely defensive side.
They sold 40% of Saúl's and Koke's rights because they knew the players wouldn't push for transfers. That money gave them the opportunity to make short-term payments to the Spanish Taxman (Hacienda) in a goal to reduce a tax debt of over €210 million. This was in the beginning of Simeone's time at the club. That tax debt is more or less paid off thanks to smart transfers, financial engineering and lots of sporting success..and the players still continue to play their football at Atlético. Their rights have since been bought back because they didn't accept QSI's attempts to sell the players (a clause in the contracts said so).third-party ownership is very common with Atletico's players...for example they sold 40% of Saul Niguez rights for only €1.5M back in the day.
I'm not sure what the situation is with Felix...I heard they have banned third-party ownership in Portugal and Spain since 2015 so you'd think younger players are not affected by it. but who knows, there might be some legal loopholes.