The transfer of the Ecuadorian center back William Pacho the defending champion of the UEFA Europa League, the eintracht frankfurtcan represent for the Royal Antwerp a “record signing” if the Germans close the purchase in this winter market, as published this Thursday Nieuwsblad Sport.
The sports portal points out that the Royal Antwerp could complete a “lucrative” outbound transfer, for an amount of 16 million euros (almost 17.5 million dollars)something unprecedented in the history of the club that competes in the Jupiler Pro League.
Brighton rates Moisés Caicedo at $123 million, reports The Times
Quoting Transfermarkt, Nieuwsblad Sport realizes that the Belgian Manuel Benson is the most expensive so far, after being bought by Burnley of the Championship (English second division) for 4 million euros (almost 5.5 million dollars) in August 2022.
“German sources tell us that Frankfurt is about to bring in Willian Pacho (…) The Germans will pay 16 million euros for the Ecuadorian center-back,” says the note.
Jordy Caicedo ensures his return to European football
“There is also a solid resale percentage, so if Pacho continues to develop in the Bundesliga and climbs one more step, Antwerp will benefit financially,” he says.
Pacho, with the number 51 on his number, has accumulated 29 appearances this season (21 for the Jupiler Pro League, 5 for the qualifying phase for the UEFA Europa Conference League and 3 for the Belgian Cup). His trainer is Mark van Bommel.
According to the report of Nieuwsblad Sportthe Eintracht Frankfurt is one step away from formalizing the signing of the player born in Quinindé (Esmeraldas), but “semicolons” would be missing in the contract to be able to announce it.
Pacho, a 1.87-tall center-back, was part of the Independiente del Valle youth academy since he played from the under-16 and under-18 categories until he was promoted to Independiente Juniors (subsidiary), in 2020, at which time he he made the leap to the main squad of Independiente del Valle.
The tricolor was transferred on January 28, 2022 to Royal Antwerp FC and signed a contract for five seasons until June 30, 2026. In 2021, the defender had been excited to sign for German Borussia Mönchengladbach, but the negotiation did not prosper .
In September 2022, along with other youth teammates, he was summoned by Gustavo Alfaro to the Ecuadorian national team with a view to the World Cup in Qatar.
Tristin is an accomplished author and journalist, known for his in-depth and engaging writing on sports. He currently works as a writer at 247 News Agency, where he has established himself as a respected voice in the sports industry.