The Lucas Martínez Quarta transaction, which went from River to Fiorentina for almost 13 million euros, was the highest transaction. Lanús and Talleres achieved large income from transfers to Europe.
As a result of the economic crisis generated by the coronavirus pandemic and the uncertainty about the change in format of the tournament in the First Division, Argentine clubs did not make large contracts in this market. On the other hand, they did suffer many casualties in their schools, beyond the fact that only a few of them left considerable sums of money in the treasuries of the institutions.
Without a doubt, the sale from River of Lucas Martínez Quarta to Fiorentina was the star transaction of this pass market. After arduous negotiations, the Italian team raised the offer for the 24-year-old footballer to almost 13 million euros and improved the form of payment, which will be part in cash and the other to be paid for objectives within a year.
However, you have to deduct taxes and 15% of the pass, which corresponds to Kimberley from Mar del Plata, club in which Martínez Quarta was formed. So, River would have a little more than 8 million euros clean, which is equivalent to 9.5 million dollars.
Among the most powerful clubs, for San Lorenzo the sale of Adolfo Gaich meant the financial relief it needed. Nine million dollars (the transaction was for 12 million gross) they entered the treasury for the sale at CSKA Moscú. And also the Cyclone he was left with 20% of a capital gain from a possible future sale of the 21-year-old from Cordoba, who with the Barça shirt barely started 14 games.
For its part, Boca sold Emanuel Bebelo Reynoso, born in Córdoba 24 years ago and emerged from Talleres. The 24-year-old midfielder was transferred in five million dollars net and signed his contract until the end of 2023 with the Minnesota United from the United States, which has him as a “franchise player.”
That money will go entirely into the treasury of the La Ribera club because Boca has already arranged with Talleres the percentage that the Cordovan club had (1,200.00 dollars) when delivering 50 percent of the youth pass Alejandro Maciel.
Another of the teams that carried out important operations was Talleres, which sold players back to Europe after 20 years. Facundo Medina was transferred to Lens of France in 4 million gross dollars, of which 65% was left to the club and the rest went to River, where the footballer began his career and played even in Reserve.
He also emigrated to French football Andres Cubas, which joined the Nimes Olympic for $ 3,400,000. While Nicolas Gimenez, a footballer who was on loan from Arsenal, went on a loan for one year with a charge of $ 550,000 gross and with an option to buy at Baniyas Club of the United Arab Emirates.
“The crisis found the club in a situation of balance and austerity,” he remarked to Clarion Miguel Cavatorta, the director of institutional communication of the Cordoba club. And he added: “The analysis on the uncertainty of the start of the tournament promoted the decision to take care of the health of the players and the patrimony of the club. Sales represent the management model: attracting young talents, putting them in value and selling them as genuine income ”.
Lanús has been moving along this line for years, another of the few clubs that achieved good income in a transfer market with little activity.
Selling Marcelino Moreno to Atlanta United was a balm for the treasury. Although Lanús did not publicly release the transaction figures, the move from Mendoza to MLS would be around seven million dollars.
Further, Lautaro Valenti went to a loan with a charge and purchase obligation of 75% of the pass to Parma, which will have to disburse in a year around eight million euros clean for Lanús and 25% of an eventual future sale, as it transpired.
“Due to the pandemic, the market has been greatly devalued, but we knew how to defend our players and both Marcelino and Valenti are two very important and necessary transactions,” he said. Hernan Arboleya, soccer president Garnet.
Meanwhile, Racing managed to make cash with the sale of Ricardo Centurión to Vélez (2.5 million dollars in a period of two years for 50% of the pass) and that of David Barbona to the Xolos from Tijuana (2 million dollars).
Velez sold to Braian Cufré al Mallorca from Spain, which was able to acquire 60% of the economic rights with a purchase obligation for the remaining 20%, and a purchase option for another 10%. In this way, the set of Liniers will keep 10% or 20% of the token, depending on whether or not Mallorca makes use of the last option.
Finally, Independiente tries by legal means to obtain some revenue from a mass exodus: Leandro Fernandez did not renew the bond, while Martín Silva, Martín Campaña Y Fernando Gaibor they declared themselves free and left.