Gaitan fee confirmed at €5.7m

Nicolas Gaitan’s move to Chinese club Dalian Yifang from Atletico Madrid cost a mere €5.7m – less than a third of the reported fee.

New rules in the Chinese Super League stipulate that any transfer which amounts to more than €5.7m must pay a 100% tax on the remaining amount.

Reports had suggested Los Rojiblancos had sold the Argentine playmaker for €18m but accounts from the Chinese Super League states the actual sale was less than a third of that amount.

Whilst the transfer fee of Belgian forward Yannick Carrasco, who also joined Dalian Yifang from Atleti, has not been officially confirmed by the league but it is thought to be in the region of €70m.

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