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13 Jul 2014
Adrián López has been transferred to Porto FC, while Filipe Luis is close to join Chelsea FC. Both exits from Atlético Madrid will report money to Depor. Around €2.08 million for the Galician club, amount that will help to increase the salary cap.

Deportivo need money and the club is finding some resources with the players that already left the club. The cases of striker Adrián López and left-back Filipe Luis will report around €2.08 million to Depor’s treasury, part of the money should go to the Tax Agency as part of the signed agreement, but the best thing is that it helps to increase the salary gap for the new season, something the club needed on the past campaign.

The transfer of Adrián from Atlético Madrid to FC Porto was confirmed on Saturday. The Portuguese club is paying €11 million for him. Depor is collecting money for this transfer as part of the solidarity mechanism established by the LFP. This mechanism reports money to the clubs for participating in the formation of the players, basically when they are U-18.

Adrian landed at Depor before been 18, so Depor are getting 0.5% of the transfer for each year the striker spent at the club before turning 23. In this way the Galician club is collecting around €275,000. The Asturian attacker left the club for free in 2011 and after a dispute with the player as Los Blanquiazules were trying to execute a clause in his contract to extend the deal for one more year.

In the case of Filipe, the defender was transferred to Atlético Madrid in 2010 for €12 million. At the time Lendoiro included a clause in which Depor were going to receive the 15% of any transfer starting at the sale price. After a solid season 2013/14, the Brazilian player has been linked with a move to Chelsea CF, side that seems close to accept to pay the amount in his release clause (€24 million). If ‘the blues’ end paying the clause, then Depor will receive their part, calculated in €1.8 million.



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