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Ante Budimir Becomes Most Expensive Player in Osasuna History!

Ante Budimir Becomes Most Expensive Player in Osasuna History!
Slobodan Kadic

June 8, 2021 - In the latest football transfers news, Spanish club Osasuna wanted to keep Croatian footballer Ante Budimir at all costs and decided to buy his contract from Mallorca.

Budimir thus became the most expensive footballer in Osasuna history because the Pamplona club will pay Mallorca eight million euros, reports Index.hr. Osasuna used the clause they agreed on at the same time as Budimir's loan. According to that clause, Osasuna could bring the Croatian striker for eight million euros, while for all other clubs, the clause was 15 million euros. Ruben Garcia, Dady, and Masous Shojaei were the most expensive footballers in the history of Osasuna until now, and they were paid three and a half million euros each.

Budimir thus signs a contract until 2025. While Osasuna plays in the first league, the contract buyout clause will amount to 20 million euros, and if he drops out, it will be reduced to nine million euros. Mallorca will also have a 25 percent profit from the next transfer.

Budimir scored 11 league goals on loan for Osasuna, including some of the key ones in the fight for survival.

 

"The new fan idol will now finally make a dream come true and play in front of an audience in Pamplona. Due to the coronavirus, he couldn't do it last season," AS writes about the Mallorca player brought to Spain in 2019 for 2.2 million euros from Crotone.

Osasuna finished the season in 11th place, and Budimir was the club's top scorer. Of the 11 goals in the Primera, he scored seven with his head, making him the top scorer in the Primera in that category. He was followed by Karim Benzema from Real Madrid with six goals, and Youssef En-Nesyri, who scored five goals with his head for Sevilla.

The 29-year-old striker made his debut for Croatia last year. He played seven games for the national team and scored one goal. He did not get a minute in the preparatory matches for the Euro against Armenia and Belgium.

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