Facts and arguments: Was Markovic sold for 40 million as Jesus stated?

«FACTS AND ARGUMENTS» is an area in Maisfutebol geared toward crossing statements or theses with indeniable figures and knowledge. Sometimes, the excessive velocity of day by day life situations the cautious analysis of what’s stated, with out violent contradiction.

“This is an efficient workforce, with good gamers. A workforce with many internationals and a participant I do know very nicely, Markovic. Played nicely. I took him from Serbia for Benfica when he was 19 years outdated. He was later sold to Liverpool for €40 million. I do not perceive how he has utterly misplaced his profession in recent times, as a result of he has the standard to play at a excessive degree.

Jorge Jesus met Lazar Markovic on Sunday, in Fenerbahçe’s victory at residence in Gaziantep, within the nineteenth spherical of the Turkish championship, by 2-1.

The Serbian striker featured for 80 minutes for the hosts, when he was changed by Valmir Veliu. After the ultimate whistle, after the match, Jorge Jesus praised the person worth of the Gaziantep workforce and emphasised that the Balkan participant, who guided Benfica, in 2013/14, and Sporting, in 2016/17, was correct.

The Portuguese coach says he signed the participant when he was nonetheless taking part in in Serbia and that after working with him on the Reds, he was transferred to Liverpool for 40 million euros. Is it actually like that?

(*40*) do it in steps. Jesus, actually, was Benfica’s coach when the eagles signed Markovic from Partizan, in the summertime of 2013, aged 19 on the time. Right in his debut season, the Serbian worldwide impressed and added 49 video games, the place he scored seven objectives and supplied six assists.

At that point, the reds received the championship, Taça da Liga, Taça de Portugal and even reached the ultimate of the Europa League.

Markovic’s efficiency sparked the curiosity of huge golf equipment and, in July 2014, Benfica introduced the sale of the participant to Liverpool. Now, that is the place the values ​​that Jesus was referring to are incorrect.

The settlement between the eagles and Liverpool was made for 12.5 million euros for half of the switch of the Serbian participant, as a result of Benfica solely owns 50 % of the athlete’s financial rights.

«Sport Lisboa e Benfica – Futebol, SAD, in compliance with the provisions of article 248 of the Securities Code, publicizes that it has reached an settlement with Liverpool FC for the definitive switch of sports activities rights and 50% of financial rights held by the athlete Lazar Markovic, within the quantity of €12,500,000 (twelve million, 5 hundred thousand euros)», reads the assertion despatched, on the time, to the Portuguese Securities Market Commission ( CMVM).

After an unsuccessful season at Anfield, Markovic was loaned to Fenerbahçe. In 2016/17, he reached Alvalade and discovered Jesus, with whom he labored for just a few extra months, as a result of within the second half of the season he was loaned to Hull City in Liverpool.

He additionally performed for Anderlecht and Fulham, earlier than returning to Partizan, in 2019. Last summer season, he moved to Gaziantep and has performed 16 video games to date (three objectives and two assists).


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