Negotiation, however, is seen as ‘very difficult’ within the club. Contrary to the negotiations by Valentín Castellanos, of the Group City, the agreement with Los Angeles by the Colombian depends only on full payment, something that makes negotiation very difficult.
In this case, Palmeiras is unable to postpone payments, since Atuesta has a contract only until the end of 2021 with Los Angeles, which would enable him to sign a pre-contract already in the middle of the year.
O ESPN.com.br he learned from sources linked to Verdão that any international negotiations that depend only on payment will be very difficult to happen.
The most important factor for this is the exchange rate, which today has a dollar worth almost six reais, this has a direct impact on the purchase price and also on the athlete’s salary, who would arrive at the club receiving his dollar salary.
Why is trading for Valentín Castellanos easier?
The negotiation by Valentín Castellanos is a little less complex than that of Atuesta in the view of Palmeiras. The São Paulo club sees that the Argentine striker can be seduced by a long-term career project, in which Palmeiras would be an important bridge that could take Castellanos to Europe.
In addition, deals with New York City, a City Group franchise, do not depend exclusively on a full payment. It is a negotiation that can be worked out with a loan with a purchase option or, as Palmeiras himself did, an attempt to pay after the settlement.
The major obstacle for both negotiations to take place is the value of the currency. The club’s objective is to fulfill the obligations with salaries and image rights, which, at this moment, compromise almost the entire budget of the club, since there is no box office income, for example, one of the main assets of Palmeiras.
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