In the current summer market, it is becoming common to see transfer rumors in the form of an exchange of footballers and the possibility that there is some amount of money involved. The explanation is the economic impact of the absence of public in the stadiums for the clubs, which continue to resist these restrictions imposed by COVID-19.
In today’s list we review some signings that have taken place with this method as much from our origins as a species as the exchange has been.
In the 2006 summer market and a year after Real Madrid had signed Julio Baptista, a loan exchange was made with Arsenal to have a campaign on loan to José Antonio Reyes. At the end of the course, both would return to their respective clubs.
In 1999 there was a huge interest from Inter in Christian Vieri and he signed him from Lazio giving Diego Pablo Simeone and 40 million euros.
In the summer of 2019, the Brazilian and nine million euros landed in Barcelona and in exchange for the Dutchman arriving at Mestalla.
FC Barcelona and Juventus agreed on the operation between midfielders to balance numbers at the accounting level. At the transfer level, the agreement was equivalent to the Italians giving 12 million and Miralem Pjanic in exchange for Arthur Melo.
In 2002 there was a pure exchange between AC Milan and Inter, bringing the Dutch midfielder to the team. rossoneri and to the left side, landing on the neroazzurri.
In the summer of 2004 there was another clean exchange between footballers, this time between Juventus and Inter. Fabio Cannavaro landed in Turin in exchange for Fabián Carini doing the same in Milan.
In 2011, the Brazilian center-back landed at Chelsea, who had to give the Serbian pivot and 20 million euros to close the exchange with Benfica.
In 2007, The boy he left Atlético de Madrid to land in Liverpool in exchange for 34 million and his compatriot.
In the summer of 2004, there was an exchange of Portuguese between FC Porto and FC Barcelona. Ricardo Quaresma and 15 million euros reached the winner of that Champions League, while Anderson Luís de Souza “Deco” traveled to the Camp Nou.
The bridge in the city of London in 2006 brought William Gallas and 7.4 million euros to Highbury, while Ashley Cole landed at Stamford Bridge.
In 2018 there was a clean player-for-player trade, bringing Alexis Sánchez to Old Trafford and Henrikh Mkhitaryan to Emirates Stadium.
In 2009 there was an exchange of more money between Inter, which received Samuel Eto’o and 50 million euros, and FC Barcelona, which in exchange obtained Zlatan Ibrahimovic.