The transfer of Achraf (21 years old) to Inter, consummated yesterday with the Moroccan's trip to Milan, allows us to review the moment when Madrid understood that they can also go to the market to make cash, which has sometimes made it easier for him to make strong investments in weight transfers. Actually, the first big transfer was Robinho's to Manchester City in 2008. The Brazilian personally faced Schuster, coach at the time, and the German asked the club to sell him. Chelsea entered the bid, which skyrocketed the price to the $ 43 million City paid for it.
Since then and including Achraf, Madrid has completed 50 footballer sales operations, which have reported almost a billion euros (970.1 to be exact). The one who takes the palm for the amount received is Cristiano, when Juventus paid 100 million for his hiring. But the 75 that United put to get in 2014 with the Argentine Di María, who had been the MVP of the Lisbon final in which the Ancelotti team won the Tenth to Atleti del Cholo, are not far away.
Morata, a bargain
But the one with the best dividends left was a youth squad, Álvaro Morata, for whom 22 were charged for his departure to Juventus for two years, to which were later added the 80 paid by Chelsea. Come on, he has left more than 100 million euros in the box.
Then the 47 paid by Arsenal would go to Madrid for Ozil (in 2013), and the 45 that Chelsea paid last summer for Kovacic. That fame that Madrid signs expensive and sells cheap happened to a better life …