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Saturday, 05 March 2016 13:40

Moura Out - Origi In

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Sevilla and River Plate turned out quick negotiations again to make their 4th deal of the season. Having already brought in Yann Sommer, who has already moved on, and Wesley Sneijder who has taken the captain’s armband over Cannavaro since arriving at the club and has been a revelation in midfield. Going the other way, the highly tipped right back Simone Vrsaljko joined Spragga, only after more than a few months of consistently making offers on the player.
 
 
 
This time around, it was a bit more upscale. Lucas Moura, the Brazilian wonderkid had been in wonderful form for Sevilla, creating and scoring several goals. Also a persistent threat cutting inside and taking on defenders. He has now joined Spragga’s high flying River Plate as they look to enforce their title run. He has previously been a player under Spragga before, but has since risen to a greater level of performance and ability.
 
 
 
Arriving in Spain was Divock Origi, the Belgian youngster is held in high regard with a lot of Liverpool fans, who will no doubt be in contact to obtain his services. Origi has similar abilities to that of Moura, his pace and dribbling are very good and he is able to cut inside to take on defenders toe-to-toe. Which will certainly please the home fans as they have enjoyed their team’s attacking style this season, and find themselves in with a chance of securing a promotion spot, and at the very least, entering into the playoffs.
 
The deal itself was very simple. Joe had initially shown interest in Divock not long after he joined River Plate and at the time the deal was not a viable option for either party. But the interest sparked up again as the player was transfer listed by Spragga who was looking to make the best deal possible. A public offer was made and later accepted. Moura would depart for the incoming Origi + Ⓟ15m. The fee may eventually rise to almost Ⓟ23m after specific clauses are triggered. All fans, officials and managers of both clubs are very happy with the deal.
 
Looking at all of their deals overall, it looks like this:
Yann Sommer, Wesley Sneijder + Divock Origi = Lucas Moura, Simone Vrsaljko + Ⓟ20m
In some views a deal like this doesn’t look very beneficial, but both clubs we’re sure are happy with the pro’s and cons list, and how they will continue to improve their squads.
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