Inter will sell Silva to Dynamo Kiev but only for €4 million

February 24, 2010 at 13:57 3 comments

Danilo Silva

Danilo Silva could be on his way to Dynamo Kiev but only if the Ukraine club matches Internacional’s valuation of around €4 million for the player. The Europeans have already made several bids for the 23-year-old centreback: the latest just short of the amount Inter want. If the deal goes through, Inter will end up with 50% of the transfer fee. The rest will go to sports management group, Traffic.

Name: Danilo Aparecido da Silva

DOB: 24/11/1986

Height: 1m85

Clubs: Guarani SP, São Paulo, Guarani, Internacional

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  • 1. amilcar lewis  |  February 24, 2010 at 17:20

    found this site because of your excellent work on the paulista on gol tv. my question is that do you think that with the Brazilian economy poised to experience a upturn in fortune do you see more brazilian youth staying home instead of going to colder climes such as the Urkaine and Russia

    • 2. pitacodogringo  |  February 24, 2010 at 21:54

      Thanks Amilcar and Jimbo

      Two great questions and i think it may be worth writing a more detailed post about these subjects. But here’s a quick response.

      The brazilian economy has been strong for sometime and while Brazil hasn’t suffered the same way as the people in the US and Europe have, the wealth remains in the hands of a relatively small amount of people. That said, i think it’s the underlying issues at the clubs that are the real problems.

      Generally speaking, there’s not a lot of cash coming into the clubs (and when it does, it’s often misused or ‘disappears’). In Brazil, TV money (the life blood of the Premier League) is relatively small, gates are usually low (except for big fixtures) and income from shirt sales, club products etc is reduced thanks to the availability (and market) for non-official products. This lack of income coming into the clubs has opened up an opportunity for third parties who are willing to invest in players in order to make a profit when they are sold on. The arrangement suits the clubs who otherwise probably could not afford the player and of course it’s great for the investors who can make a fast buck. The smarter clubs ensure that they get a slice of the action when a player makes another move down the line (Santos got a % when Robinho moved from Real to City). And I really can’t see this situation changing in the near future.

  • 3. Jimbo  |  February 24, 2010 at 19:06

    Hi Jon, very interesting site, one of your rss subscribers and enjoy reading each post.

    How come so many of the young brazilians are “owned” by third parties? I cant see the clubs being big fans of this as they are the ones that trained them and brought them through, yet will not see the full benefit of their work when they come to sell.


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