Il Tempo (Biafora) – Ante Ćorić is among the players who are likely to return to Roma following their experience on loan.
The Croatian was sold at the end of August to Spanish second-tier side Almeria for a loan fee of €400,000 with an option for buy set at €6 million. The Giallorossi also paid for 60% of his €1 million (net) in wages this season.
Furthermore, within the agreement there were two conditions that must be met for the option to buy to become an obligation to buy: the promotion of the Spanish side to La Liga and the midfielder had to play in at least 50% of the matches on the season (with a minimum of 45 minutes per appearance).
With 11 matches left to play, Ćorić is still destined to return to Roma since he will not meet the 50% threshold. The Giallorossi paid a total of €9 million for Ćorić including fees, bonuses and agent commissions. Should Almeria be interested in keeping the player but at a discounted rate, the Giallorossi would be unable to do so since the Croatian still accounts for €5.4 million on the books of the club.