Obviously, the changes deal with not only money but also exchanges. In other words, besides a certain amount in the cheque the club will be offered an unnecessary player. Another thing is why it suddenly became unnecessary. Previously, it reached the point of absurdity when clubs took players, but they did not hold any official matches in their ranks before leaving. There are some examples of this below, according to sports news Philippines.
Another Argentine defender whose career was not a typical transfer option in European football. Back in February 2007, Roberto Ayala, as a player of “Valencia”, agreed a preliminary contract with “Villarreal”, which officially became a football player in the summer. However, the agreement between the parties contained a rather insignificant clause in the amount of 6 million euros. As a result, the situation was taken advantage of by Zaragoza, whose financial situation at that time was not as tragic as it is now. Ayala hasn’t played a single match for “Villarreal”.
In the summer of 1996, when few people in football Europe knew Sylvain Wiltord:
- The management of the Spanish “Deportivo” paid about 2 million euros (in terms of this currency, which at that time existed only at the level of ideas and consultations between the governments of the countries) for the right to sign the young talent of “Renna”.
- However, La Coruna did not have serious hopes on the 22-year-old boy at that time, and that’s why they immediately returned him back to the “red-black” team on loan.
On July 10, 2017, on the eve of his 35th birthday, Antonio Cassano signed a one-year deal with Verona, in the ranks of which he was going to make more noise in the Serie A. The former forward of Roma, Real Madrid, Milan and Inter was seriously counted on in Verona, but just 8 days after the agreement was signed, Cassano suddenly announced his retirement, literally shocking everyone in the camp.
The management of “Verona” held consultations with Antonio, after which the veteran seems to have abandoned his previous intentions, but a week later he still finally decided and “buried“ the signed contract with “Verona”, retiring from football. It is a strange story from a man whose career is also quite possible to call at least strange and to some extent even chaotic.
On August 9, 2019, former Zenit and Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel moved from Fenerbahce to Atalanta as a free agent. But less than three weeks later, the club and the latest sports news announced the termination of cooperation by mutual consent, surprising many on the continent.
Later, Skrtel said that he was not satisfied with the working methods that existed in “Atalanta”, but there was different version from the club itself – the President of “Goddess” Antonio Percassi was initially against this deal, and therefore got rid of the unsuitable player at the first opportunity. As a result, on September 2, 2019, Martin Skrtel moved to Turkish “Basaksehir” without having played any official matches for “Atalanta”.