Costa Rica Sports News – Well this really shows what a player is worth. Universidad de Costa Rica have signed Roger Fallas from second division side Puma in exchange for 50 soccer balls.
The 26-year-old’s contract was running out when the newly-promoted side showed an interest, so the club’s technical director decided not to propose a fee for the ‘transfer’.
Rigoberto Chinchilla did want to make sure Puma received something from the deal, though, and instead demanded something a little more affordable than a fee.
“I asked for 50 balls, that was the deal and it’s all sorted,” Chinchilla told Radio Monumental.
“They asked me what the matter is with Roger. I told them that it is a privilege to watch him and I would not close the doors for him. He deserved to get better and play in the first division.”
It has been reported that the economic problems in the Liga de Ascenso are notorious, with some clubs only paying expenses for travel to away games rather than salaries for the players.
Puma actually missed out on promotion to division 1 after losing in the second division play-offs against UCR less than one month ago.
Next month more teams look to trade jerseys and soccer cleats for half time oranges.