More e-mails and documents related to Benfica were revealed on the internet. Benfica and Atletico Madrid are doing shady deals on player buying options. Why does this happen?
September 15, 2015 – Option Purchase for Lucas Hernandez
On September 15, 2015, Benfica bought for 2.5 million euros the option to purchase Lucas Hernandez, Atletico Madrid player. So much money for an option? Did anyone know this?
Another purchase option – Borja Gonzalez Tomas
Benfica also spent 1.5 million euros on the purchase option of Borja Gonzalez Tomas.
The strange agreement between Benfica and Atlético de Madrid
In the summer of 2016, Atletico Madrid still had a massive debt in favor of Benfica. An agreement was reached between the parties to decide how this payment would be made. With the purchase options of the players mentioned above, Benfica canceled 4 million euros of debt to Atletico Madrid. That’s all for nothing because these options of absurd values for the reality of Portuguese football is ridiculous.
These transactions are very dubious and demonstrate that something illegal is happening between Atletico Madrid and Benfica.