He just left. Carlos Alcaraz said goodbye to Racing. In the last hours, the Southampton of the Premier League improved its offer and the agreement was reached with Racing, which completed its second sale in this transfer market after the transfer of Enzo Copetti to MLS Charlotte. The midfielder will sign a contract until June 2027.
As confirmed to Olé, the English club raised the proposal for Charly’s file from 10,000,000 euros to 14,000,000 and accepted that Racing set a 15% capital gain on a future sale. Also, the bonus of 1,000,000 more for objectives to be met would be maintained, the details of which are not yet known.
From Avellaneda they were very seduced by this offer and they raised their thumbs after rejecting the first number approached by the English, this Saturday. “The next few hours will be decisive,” they had advanced to this medium. And finally, that happened.
Southampton let the representative of the 20-year-old know that they want to have him on their squad as soon as possible so that the adaptation stage is as short as possible. A dynamic, versatile player with a lot of projection, the English team trusts that Carlitos can give them great help in the fight to maintain their category; today it is located in the last position of the table, in the relegation zone. Despite this sporting situation, the player was tempted by the chance of a transfer that will mean a significant financial leap. And once installed in the Old Continent, he would bet on moving to a bigger team.
Although Carlitos’ exit clause is 25,000,000 euros net, Racing is willing to sell him for not much more than what was offered because they consider that these amounts are in line with the current transfer market. In addition, the Premier also wanted Alcaraz from Wolverhampton, second to last in the table. While from other leagues Milan, Inter, Porto and Benfica were interested. The Eagles prowled him while the possibility of Enzo Fernández’s departure was open and in the player’s inner circle they ruled out that Rui Costa, the president, had lowered his thumb for reasons of conduct as the Portuguese media assured.
Gago who has several options to replace him in the position of internal midfielder: Jonatan Gómez, Maximiliano Moralez, Nicolás Oroz, Matías Rojas, Edwin Cardona, Catriel Cabellos and, soon, Juan Nardoni, a new reinforcement.