Arsenal could miss out on a windfall when they sell Mari permanently

Pablo Mari has emerged as one player Arsenal can make money from offloading, thanks to his fine loan stint at Udinese last season.

The defender has now moved to Monza on loan for the rest of this campaign and the newly promoted club has the option of making his transfer permanent for a fee.

Ideally, Arsenal should keep 100% of the fee they eventually collect, but a new report reveals they will send a percentage of it to Flamengo.

A report on Globo Sport reveals that Arsenal was supposed to pay his former club 1m euros each time he played 10 matches, up to 8 times.

However, because he hasn’t fulfilled that condition when he leaves the Gunners to join Monza or any other club permanently, the Gunners will keep only 60% of the fee and send 40% to Flamengo.

Just Arsenal Opinion

Being one of our first signings under Mikel Arteta, it seems we were a little too desperate to add Mari to our squad when he joined.

Although he did well in South America, he had not enjoyed similar success in Europe before we signed him.

Whoever did that piece of business did it wrong and we need to just get him off our books and move on with our life.

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      1. Hi Ken, because I would not think he’s the chief negotiator with the selling club as to how the transfer fee is paid, ie up front or in stages and any sell on clauses etc. Surely that job is someone else’s, unless you can show me differently?

        1. @GB I watched it on All or Nothing last night. It’s Richard Garlick who does the deals, but it was ARteta that wanted him out at whatever the cost. Garlick tried to reduce the damage…

            1. In my opinion it was both Arteta and Auba fault. They recorded when the phone call came in from Barca. Halfway through negotiations. That auba had arrived outside their office In Spain without Arsenal’s knowledge. The breakdown was irretrievable…

  1. The way we structured the deal saved us money. He’s not going for a massive fee and we didn’t have to pay out all the clauses. We’d already paid the loan fee before the pandemic struck and we decided whether or not to buy him outright after so we only committed a little over 5 mil at that point, we’ll recoup most of that if Monza stay up. The loan fee had already gone regardless of whether we signed him or not.

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