With Arsenal set to pay €20m for Lucas Perez (plus an additional €4m in tax), we already looked at how little of this Deportivo will actually receive after they meet their financial obligations.
But now, it transpires that Arsenal will also pay the additional €1m that has to be paid out to Perez’s former teams according to local press reports.
Split between the teams he played for before he was 23, due to the way the appropriate percentage is worked out, Victoria will receive around €300,000 (he was with them from age 7 to 16, but the fee only applies to the four years from 12 to 16), Atletico Arteixo €100,000 (1 season as a youth). Alaves, Atletico Madrid and Rayo Vallecano will receive €500,000 between them. The remaining €100,000 is to be split between Ordenes and Montaneros where he spent time in 2007, aged 19.
This brings the total Arsenal will pay to just over €25m, not including the player’s wages which are €2.5m per year over the course of four years.
That’s a total of €35m.
Perez landed in London on Monday evening and is expected to be presented, along with Shkodran Mustafi, later today.