After many twists and turns, Andrés Felipe Roa will finally continue at Independiente de Avellaneda. The Argentine team made the purchase option effective for 80% of the pass that belonged to Deportivo Cali.
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In June 2019, the ‘red’ and the ‘sugar box’ reached an agreement for a loan with option, the total value of which amounts to 1.3 million dollars. In the middle of this year, Independiente told Cali the intention to make use of the purchase, which was set at 900 thousand dollars, but paying it in two installments: one at that time and another at the end of 2020.
With the resumption of football after the break, that operation had been called into question because Roa dropped his level considerably and the Argentine club were suspicious that it would be profitable to make such an investment for him, since the economic moment that the institution is going through is not the best.
But in the last games, the Colombian midfielder raised his performance and regained ownership in the eleven from Lucas Pussineri, which convinced the leaders to stay with him permanently. The money previously invested by loan and the first installment of the purchase option, plus the possibility of selling it later for a greater amount, were decisive when making the decision for the managers.
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Thus, on the morning of this Wednesday and before the term of the purchase option expired, Independiente informed Deportivo Cali that it made the payment of the remaining 450 thousand dollars to secure 80% of Andrés’ sports rights Felipe Roa.