Diego Tardelli is the latest Brazilian star to sign for this strange up-and-coming team Anzhi Makhachkala from Dagestan, Russia. This team clearly means business and have now signed Roberto Carlos and two of Brazilâ€™s better young players Jucilei (22) and Diego Tardelli (25).
Diego Tardelli has been on the fringes of the seleÃ§Ã£o for a few years now and came close to going to the 2010 World Cup for his form with AtlÃ©tico Mineiro. A top quality forward: quick, strong, good in the air, good with both feet and scores lots of goals. His departure will leave a huge gap in the AtlÃ©tico attack who will hope to bring in a replacement quickly.
The transfer fee received by AtlÃ©tico was reported to be 5 million euros for the 62.5% of Tardelliâ€™s transfer rights that they own. In Brazil unlike England, players ownership rights are often owned by entities other than the clubs including sponsors, sports marketing agencies, playersâ€™ agents and the players themselves â€“ players can have multiple owners. I donâ€™t know who owned the rest of Tardelliâ€™s transfer rights but the total transfer fee should be around 8 million Euros. Iâ€™d say thatâ€™s a bargain for Anzhi considering Manchester City and Liverpool were both said to be interested last year.