The current transfer market window seems to be very lucrative for Roma. The Giallorossi recently closed the sale of Antonio Ruediger to Chelsea recording another fruitful capital gain.
A few days ago, Chelsea and AS Roma released official statements in reference to Ruediger’s definitive move to the Blues. After a speedy negotiation between the two clubs, triggered by Manolas’ refusal to join Zenit St. Petersburg, the Germany International signed his new contract with Antonio Conte’s team.
Ruediger is not the only departure that the AS Roma fans suffered during this transfer market session. The Egyptian star Mohamed Salah joined Liverpool FC after the Reds transferred a whopping sum into the coffers of the Giallorossi ($42 million + bonuses).
These are agreements very similar to the one Roma sealed just one year ago when Miralem Panic left Trigoria to join Juventus.
Calculating that on July 1, 2017, Antonio Ruediger’s residual amortization was €6.9 million, his sale to Chelsea generated a whopping €28.1m in revenue.
Considering that Pjanic’s sale was closed by Juventus triggering a buy-out clause, the AS Roma sporting director Walter Sabatini no longer holds the primacy of the best closed deal. His best performance while working for Roma was Marquinhos’ sale to PSG, a transaction that generated a +€27.4 million for the Giallorossi.
The new AS Roma Spanish sporting director Monchi got the lead in this special ranking by selling Salah (overall capital gain generated around €29.3m), while Ruediger’s transaction sits in the third position (overall deal worth €28.1m).