Well, the kid was never that good to begin with. He's been a little bit overhyped imo and the price tag did its thing too. We need to remember the price tag was inflated as it was connected to Sturaro's sale (dem monies were needed when we were signing CR7).
Last but not least - in what world Romero cost more than Demiral? That should make everyone thinking.
So now we're here, dealing with an artificial value of a player by using some dumb accounting tricks.
I still remember Berat Djimsifi in 2016 was so so bad , even Albania didn't call him for euros , but since he went to Atalanta he changed 100% , for me he is best albanian defender now (CB) , i'm sure Gasp will help this guy (Romero) and he will be really good defender , he'll be on starting 11 .
Ahh my bad , totally forgot about him , nah Kumbulla is better for sure .
But I remember Djimsiti looked so clumsy,afraid whenever he had the ball , but now he is totally diferent playe ,played great game against PSG , wasn't afraid to keep the ball , he has improved alot , I think the same will happen with Romero , but Romero has higher potential for sure .
2m loan + 2m bonus if certain condition achieved
16m option to buy. If its an option, it should be higher because the decision is in theirs. If he success the price will be doubled. If he failed, Atalanta can cancel the option
Our hands looks tied in this deal except if we got something later from them
I can’t get my head around the logic of our transfer dealings with this kid. Massively overspent buying him from Genoa and have now sent him to Atalanta on a 2 year giveaway with the best case scenario being receiving a grand sum of 18m that will be payable over 3 years (if activates it’ll be in 2 years time so it will take us at best 5 years to be paid that sum).. oh and we bought him for 26m last year
Some of our fucking selling is criminal. Paratici needs to be put on trial in the highest court in the land
it's not a free loan, it's 2m + 2m bonus, plus the 16m option. his book value is very close to this amount, so no capital gain is expected, but it's not a loss either. i expected a much better deal regarding him, but we're just armchair xperds, it's tici & co who have the opportunity to see and evaluate all offers.
i think we are retaining a buy-back option on him just in case he turns class and this was probably the only way we could compromise with Atalanta giving him back for cheap to us, plus ofc some other 'balancing the book' details we probably know nothing about that might have worked in this formula.