Portuguese striker Beto will continue to play at Udinese next season as his obligation to buy clause was officially activated. Born in 1998, Beto arrived in Udine during the summer transfer-market from Portimonense on loan with a buy-option.
The obligation to buy was set to trigger when Beto would play in at least half of the matches of the season, which happened on March 19 as he featured against Napoli in the most recent Serie A matchday.
The original deal also included a 3-million euro add on option linked to Udinese’s possible placement in the Europa League. However, these are unlikely to be paid as the Friuliani are currently fighting to avoid relegation rather than to grab a European spot.
In his first season in Serie A, Beto is proving to be able to compete at high levels. Despite a small period of decline, the Udinese striker has scored 8 goals so far in his maiden season in his Italian football. Those numbers made Udinese happy to pay the 7 million euro for the obligation to buy.
Last summer’s agreement between the Friulani and Portimonense also provides that Udinese will have to pay 50% of the total proceeds from the player’s future resale.
But, for the time being, Udinese will have some more time to enjoy their potential champion, hoping that the assaults from such clubs as Milan will be postponed by a few years.