Date: 2nd March 2021 at 6:50pm
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will have to part with €20 million if they want to make Cristian Romero’s loan deal from permanent.

The 22-year-old joined on a two-year loan deal at the start of this season. That deal involved a clause allowing La Dea to buy the Argentine outright for €16 million at the end of the two years.

The initial loan fee owed to is two million euros, and that amount will be doubled if secure qualification this season.

It’s common for deals of this nature to include a buyback clause for the selling club. This is so that if Romero were to improve drastically at Atalanta, Juve could buy him back again at a previously agreed fee. would be contractually obliged to accept that bid.

Crucially, in this case, have not inserted a buyback clause. The former player has not played a single game for the Bianconeri, but he has been a key part of Atalanta’s impressive displays since joining last summer.