According to CIES and its economic data, Monchi purchased the Italy international at a discount last summer.
Financial data is definitely important in today’s football. One of the abilities of a sporting director must be to sign talented players for the right price.
According to the report released by ‘CIES football observatory’, the Spaniard negotiated Bryan Cristante‘s price-tag efficiently.
On July 2, 2018, Roma signed the midfielder from Atalanta paying €30m to the club of Northern Italy. Cristante was one of the best performers in the Serie A edition 2017-18. But according to CIES, his real value should have been €49.4 million.
Apparently, Monchi made a great deal. Although the player must demonstrate his value on the field, Roma secured a talented and young midfielder.
Atletico Madrid are mentioned in the report having signed Rodri Hernandez for €21.9m less than his ‘real’ market value. Inter should be happy as well. The former Roma star Radja Nainggolan joined the Neroazzurri last summer. Luciano Spalletti saved €12.9m for his beloved midfielder. Juventus snatched Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid after having paid €117m to the Blancos. Apparently, CR7‘s real market value should have been €11.5m more.
Thibaut Courtois is in the first place among the best purchases of the last transfer window. Real Madrid saved €22.6 million for the Belgium international.