Ukrainian footballers can move to another club for a record transfer of 75 million euros
Daniil Sikan/FC Shakhtar
The record transfer in 2022 so far was the transfer of Serbian striker Dusan Vlahovic to Juventus for 75 million euros. It may also involve the transfer of Ukrainians to European clubs.
Juventus have officially signed Vlahovic. Italian Fiorentina received 70 million euros for their striker. Another 5 million “purple” euros can receive as a bonus for the performance of a player.
This transfer could have a “domino effect” in European football. And its first manifestations are already there.
Fiorentina replaced Vlahovic with Brazilian Artur Cabral from Basel, Switzerland. Because the striker had to pay 14 million euros. The truth is for what: this season the striker scored 27 goals in 31 matches and also provided 8 assists. And he’s only 23.
Now, Basel are forced to look for a replacement for their striker. And the Swiss club pays attention to Ukrainian players. Before that, interest was attributed to ‘Dynamo’ Vladislav Supryaga and Shakhtar’s Daniil Sikan. It was a lease with an option to buy. Admittedly, Supryaga may be in the Italian league. But Sikan has no other proposals yet.
However, it should be added that the Swiss media later denied this information about the interest in Ukrainian attackers. And there have been times in history where a club refused to take interest in the latter, until he signed a contract.
Domino effect for Ukrainians
There have already been cases in history when record transfers led to the transfer of Ukrainian footballers abroad.
Andriy Yarmolenko moved to Borussia Dortmund in 2017 for 25 million euros. The Bumblebees were looking for a replacement for Ousmane Dembele, who joined Barcelona for 140 million euros. True, then, along with Yarmolenko, the still very young Jendon from ManCity also moved for 7.84 million euros. And it turned out to be a much better investment for Borussia.
Barcelona decided to buy Dembele as they needed a replacement for Neymar, who at the same time moved for a record €222m to PSG.