Real Madrid to receive €2.25 million from Gonzalo Higuain's transfer
Napoli are not the only financial benefactors from the Argentines' sale.
Gonzalo Higuain finalized his much-criticised move to Juventus on Tuesday, becoming the third most expensive transfer of all time. The joy in Turin will be celebrated in Madrid too as Higuain's former club, Real Madrid is set to receive €2.25 million from his transfer to the Serie A champions. This sum is roughly 2.5% of the €90 million that Juve paid to secure the Argentine's services.
According to FIFA rules, the clubs that a footballer plays for in the age group of 12 to 23 years are entitled to receive 5% of the player's future transfer fees. In the case of Higuain, who scored 107 goals in 190 appearances for the Los Blancos, River Plate and Real Madrid will receive the advantage of his latest move. This is stated in the Article 21 of FIFA's 'Regulations on the status and transfer of players' document.
Also, Real will receive this amount in the next 30 days as the rule clearly states that such payments should be done in within a month of the player's official signing. Higuain won three League titles and one Copa Del Rey during his time in Madrid and was Serie A's top scorer last season scoring a staggering 36 goals in League games which resulted in a move to European giants, Juventus.
The Argentine during his unveiling in Turin assured the fans that he will live up to his billing and will justify his huge price tag. Juventus have arguably done the best business this summer with the signings of Dani Alves, Miralem Pjanic, Mehdi Benatia and Marko Pjaca and now with Higuain, Juve can go on all the way in Europe too and can challenge the Spanish Giants and Bayern Munich.
With such a depth in Juve’s squad, there seems to be no competition for them in Italy and anything less than semis of Champions League would be considered as an underachievement of Allegri’s men.
The Italian champions will get in contact with Real to organise the payment but it is reported that the two clubs are already in touch regarding the future of Paul Pogba as his transfer to Manchester United is yet to be finalized and Madrid still has a chance to sign the Frenchman as it is known that Real's boss Zinedine Zidane is a long term admirer of the midfielder.