- First-ever crypto deal recorded in the history of Spanish football
- David Barral signed the agreement with DUX Inter de Madrid by receiving the entire amount in crypto
- The exact amount and which token is used is yet disclosed
A massive blow came to this winter crypto transfer window from a European country. DUX Inter de Madrid, a Spanish football club, has claimed to sign striker David Barral by paying the amount entirely in cryptocurrencies. According to the release Spanish sports news-outlet LaLiga Santander, it is known that the transaction was wholly conducted via cryptos. After revealing the news, it has again been proved that soccer is already taking on a new dimension. However, following a tweet by DUX, it is observed that the transfer was fulfilled with the help of CRIPTAN, a European crypto exchange.
The deal created history in Spanish football
Barral, a veteran footballer and LaLiga veteran, is a historic player who played with teams like Real Madrid and APOEL. Now he also became the first-ever Spanish football player to sign a deal entirely conducted via cryptocurrencies. Following the Spanish news agency report, it is known that last summer only, he got freed from his contract with the Racing de Santander. According to Barrel, he has joined DUX with eager ambition and responsibility, as he wants to continue achieving important challenges of his career.
Barral had almost 200 games in the First Division and a rough number of 60 games in the Silver category.
The deal came from a marketing plan
According to a European news outlet, the player’s payment plan via virtual assets has come from a marketing plan between DUX Inter de Madrid and the cryptocurrency exchange Criptan. Barral also highlighted that his future salary would be received directly in EUROs, so he doesn’t want to put his money at ‘risk’. However, the exact amount of the payment has yet to be disclosed, and which crypto tokens have been used is also a secret yet. Barral’s former football club has also claimed that the payments via crypto are the player’s salary.
Adoption of cryptocurrencies in the sports sector
Getting specific about football, it is known that the latest transfer is the first deal in Spanish football, and not the worlds. Technically, the world’s first crypto deal in the history of football was made back in 2018. When a Turkish footballer Ömer Faruk Kıroğlu, received $521 worth of Bitcoins via the amateur club Harunustapor. According to the president of that club, the step had been a publicity stunt, which successfully managed to get the club’s name in the international media.
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