According to a tweet put out by the Argentine club, Ignacio Uzquiza described it as "lamentable" that when his club contacted Real Madrid to see what Banfield might receive by way of a sell-on fee under the "solidarity mechanism", they were told that Rodriguez's transfer from the Bernabeu to Everton "was done at no cost".
This would seem to corroborate a similar claim made by German website Transfermarkt in the immediate aftermath of the deal (and reiterated today) but runs contrary to a detailed breakdown of the terms from Colombian journalist Pipe Sierra who insists that money must have changed hands under FIFA's regulations.
He tweeted after James's arrival at Everton was confirmed that the transfer involved a €15m payment to Real Madrid, a €5m signing fee to the player, €3m in agents' fees and €2m split between his former clubs Envigado, Banfield, Porto and Monaco.
He also reported that Rodriguez would be on around £120,000 a week at Everton.
Juan Arango in Argentina, meanwhile, tweeted a breakdown of the solidarity payments as follows (in US dollars): Envigado $62k, Banfield $375k, Monaco $100k, Porto $500k.
According to further reporting by the Liverpool Echo, Everton signed a confidentiality agreement with Real regarding the exact terms of the deal and it would appear that the Blues likely paid up a portion or all of the remainder of James's contract in lieu of an actual transfer fee.
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1 Posted 17/09/2020 at 22:19:36
Banfield must be well pissed off!
But if true what a coup for us!
2 Posted 17/09/2020 at 22:28:53
I dont think the Banfield guy can complain too much. Im sure theyve had their moneys worth over the years.
3 Posted 17/09/2020 at 22:36:43
4 Posted 17/09/2020 at 23:18:30
5 Posted 18/09/2020 at 00:50:19
Or, is this another piece written by another journalist, who has the darling six in mind? How could a team like Everton pull a stunt like this? They should know where they belong by now!
Journalists (not all by the way, but a large majority) are akin to Second Hand Car Salesmen, in that they have have to have their cheap suits, specially adapted----- to accommodate the dorsal fin.
6 Posted 18/09/2020 at 01:33:58
7 Posted 18/09/2020 at 01:42:46
8 Posted 18/09/2020 at 01:50:51
9 Posted 18/09/2020 at 13:43:07
10 Posted 20/09/2020 at 18:05:03
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