For the final transfer of Gonçalo Guedes in 2018, FC Valencia had bet 40 million euros plus various bonuses. Among these options, an additional 5 million euros could have gone to Paris Saint-Germain this season. Except that the Spanish club decided otherwise.
After his one and only season spent in the capital, Gonçalo Guedes did not leave great memories for Paris Saint-Germain and its supporters. The Portuguese winger did not meet the expectations of the Ile-de-France club, which did not object to his departure a year later. The former Benfica player took the opportunity to join FC Valencia on loan with no option to buy. Before his final transfer to the Spaniards the following summer.
Guedes replacing out of spite
Amount of the operation: 40 million euros, i.e. a capital gain of 10 million euros for Paris Saint-Germain, all without counting the bonuses. Indeed, the Parisians had also negotiated an additional 10 million euros in bonuses, in particular linked to the number of appearances of Gonçalo Guedes. The recent French champion therefore expected to receive 5 million euros from FC Valence thanks to the winger’s playing time. Only here, the current tenth of La Liga has made his calculations and put his player on the sidelines.
7️⃣ El motivo que se esconde tras las suplencias de Guedes.
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— SER Deportivos Valen (@SERDepValencia) May 12, 2022
The usual indisputable holder (11 goals and 6 assists in La Liga) did not start the matches against Athletic Bilbao (0-0) and Betis Sevilla (0-3 defeat). And according to information from Cadena SER, the ex-Parisian will also have to settle for an entry at the end of the game for the last two games against Espanyol Barcelona and Celta Vigo. FC Valencia has agreed with Gonçalo Guedes to prevent him from playing more than 45 minutes per game, just to prevent the activation of the bonus. A significant saving for the resident of Mestalla who no longer has any goals this season. For its part, Paris Saint-Germain should recover even if it probably did not come this tactic from Los Ché.