Chelsea are well known for stockpiling players to sell for a profit eventually, however, it sounds like they might have made a huge mistake in including the same clause in Mario Pasalic’s deal.
Including the option to make loan deal permanent always seems like a bad idea for the parent teams.
If the player does well during his loan spell at any other teams his value raises up then they will miss out financially, while a poor run of form just means they will have no choice, however, to accept the lower price.
The midfielder has been on loan at Serie A outfits Atalanta this campaign, and a report from Italy has claimed the they are expected to activate the €15m clause that has been included by Chelsea in Pasalic’s deal.
The big problem for the Blues is that they could also decide to sell Pasalic immediately, and it’s expected he could be valued at €30m on the open market.
Realistically he was unlikely to force his way into Frank Lampard’s XI, however, with the current financial situation hitting teams then it will be tough for them to justify such a bad piece of business.
The permanent move to Serie A outfits hasn’t been confirmed yet, however, the player himself is believed to be happy in Itlay and the club are also interested ot keep him.