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According to Brazilian outlet Balloon EsportePablo Mari is one appearance at Arsenal away from triggering the payment of a 1 million euro supplement to the former club Flamengo.
The center-back was signed in January on an initial loan deal, and the Gunners made him permanent in the summer after Mari clearly impressed, despite making only three appearances.
Mari has made six first-team appearances this season, bringing her total for the club to nine, when she reaches her 10th outing with the Gunners, Flamengo will have to pay a million euros.
Mikel Arteta’s recent selection and the team’s rejuvenated form hint that that will kick in on Thursday, when the north London side take on South London’s Crystal Palace in the Premier League.
GloboEsporte reports that the permanent deal for Mari has a total value of 8 million euros, and Flamengo’s most recent financial statement confirms that 4 million euros was the initial transfer fee.
The Brazilian media adds that Flamengo will have to pay 1 million euros for every 10 games Mari plays, until it reaches that mark of 8 million euros.
Coluna Do Fla reported at the time of the transfer that the Gunners also paid 5 million euros for the ace’s loan.
Mari’s return to the team, as well as a couple of other appearances like that of Emile Smith Rowe, have directly coincided with the team’s improvement, the ace having played every minute of her last four games.
The Spaniard would have reached this mark much earlier if it weren’t for the ankle injury that left him out of first-team action for six months.
In a find that Arsenal fans will love to see, Mari has won eight of her nine games for the Gunners thus far; the only loss came when he was injured in just 25 minutes against Man City.
The finances of the permanent deal point to a possible canny transfer from Arsenal, even taking into account their loan fee and thus the maximum € 13 million value of the transfer, that’s pretty good for a Premier player. League at this time.
The 6-foot-4 ace should reach the 10th appearance mark on Thursday, four consecutive wins since entering the fray suggest that Arteta should not change the team at all, with Gabriel Magalhaes yet to return after a fight with Covid-19. and David Luiz does not appear in the top category in recent times.