Roma exchanges the Belgian with the Argentine fixing its financial balance and creating the conditions for a better business continuity.
If we analyze the double deal just concluded by Monchi we can find similarities at a financial level but certainly not from a technical point of view.
The Lupi decided to trade their rocky midfielder out acquiring the talented and refined Argentine player. A double agreement signed with virtually no financial disbursement.
According to the official statements released in reference to this multiple deals, Monchi had the possibility to bank approximately €24 million from Inter and redirect the same amount to complete the acquisition of Javier Pastore.
Although Nainggolan’s official sale price is €38 million, the acquisition of Santon and Zaniolo reduced the overall amount to €24m.
The former Inter left-back was purchased for €9.5m while Zaniolo, the talented youngster chased by several top Italian and European clubs, landed in Rome for €4.5m.
In light of the figures mentioned above, Nainggolan and Pastore have been valued at €24 million. However, it is the technical approach that is different. While the Belgian midfielder was a force of nature in the interception phase, the Argentine gives more offensive quality to Di Francesco’s team.
Over the months we will be able to understand if the Spaniard made the right choice.