Inter and Atletico Madrid set their eyes upon Argentine winger, Agustin Urzi, who could be available for significantly less compared to €30 million release clause, however, Banfield are still waiting on a first formal offer.
The 19-year-old winger revealed earlier this month lots of clubs, such as Inter and Atletico, had made contact with his representative and also Banfield.
Lucia Barbuto, the Superliga Argentina club’s president, has now confirmed the release clause in Urzi’s arrangement, but she added Banfield might be flexible in negotiations.
The coronavirus pandemic and Banfield’s desire to watch Urzi be a success will play into their thinking, Barbuto said.
“There have been a number of queries, but we have not received any formal offers yet,” she told FC Inter News.
“When the attention is real, we’ll analyse it and evaluate what’s going to be best for the future of this player and the team.
“With the current world situation on account of the coronavirus pandemic, we do not really know what the following transfer market will be similar to worldwide.
“The clause is $30 million. However, in order to not affect the participant’s profession, and taking into consideration the impacts of the pandemic, we are prepared to negotiate even for a smaller figure.
“But, obviously, we’ll need to analyse the deal well from an economic and athletic standpoint.”
Discussing Urzi’s possible, Barbuto added: “He’s among the players trained in the club’s youth program. He established himself in the top league and has shown his skills.
“Agustin is a participant with large potential. I can’t say just how far he’ll go, but I am convinced that he has all of the features to be a victory.
“He’s doing it in Banfield, also he’s already achieved success with Argentina.
“I have no doubt, in the future, he will make it, moving where his ability and career will take him.
“He is a quick, unbalancing player using a change of speed and acceleration. He has great technique and speed. He’s bold and courageous.”
Argentina youth international, Urzi has made 28 league appearances for Banfield after his introduction in December 2018, scoring twice.