The transfer market in Europe is in full swing and this time the focus has been on Argentine soccer talent. Porto have shown great interest in local players and have made a formal offer to Boca Juniors for the talented midfielder Alan Varela.
As reported by Nacho Bezruk for TNT Sports, the Portuguese club has proposed to acquire 100% of the rights to the 22 year old playerwho has already exceeded 100 games in the Argentine first division.
The great of Europe who wants to sign Alan Varela, pearl of Boca
Marcos Bonocore, another prominent sports journalist, added that Alan Varela would not look down on making the leap to Europe. The midfielder is at a pivotal moment in his career and the opportunity to play for one of the biggest clubs in Europe is very tempting for him. It should be noted that the most recent memory of a player sold in this position to Portugal is Enzo Fernández, who went from River Plate to Benfica.
The formal proposal presented by Porto to Boca is eight million dollars for 100% of the rights of Alan Varela. Although this figure is less than the player’s release clause, which amounts to 15 million dollars, the Portuguese club has included an additional incentive. In addition to the amount of the transfer, Porto has offered Boca a 15% capital gain in the event of a future sale of Varela. This shows the confidence that the Portuguese club has in the talent and growth potential of the young Argentinian midfielder.
Although this has been the first offer presented by Porto, negotiations are expected to continue in the coming days. Boca Juniors will carefully evaluate this proposal and make a decision that takes into account both the economic aspect and the sporting development of Alan Varela.