– Gauto and Vega: Bayern snatch the big shovel in the transfer final
Juan Gauto and Renato Vega are likely to be the latest additions this summer. With them, Basler’s transfer expenses reach 30 million.
At the start of the week, FC Basel not only signed winger Juan Gauto, but also midfielder Renato Vega. Together, they make up the Basel transfer final, with red and blue grabbing the big shovel.
Because they are both, Bayern spend a lot of money securing their services: in all, Basel spent €8.5m on their latest shopping spree. Including the temporary expenses of Diouf and Amdouni, who were subsequently transferred, Bayern have once again significantly increased their Swiss buying record. It is now very close to or even surpassing the 30 million mark.
Renato Palma Vega makes the biggest contribution after Diouf (5.5 million): 4.6 million euros in installments that will be transferred to his former club Sporting Lisbon. It was after FC Augsburg previously waived a €6m buy-out option for the Portugal Under-20 international and instead prematurely ended the loan, which ran until the end of the year. Veiga was used in 13 of the Bundesliga club’s 16 league matches in the spring and was in the starting line-up seven times. Actually a defensive midfielder, he has also played as a left or central defender. But because it is said that there was one or another lack of discipline, the Germans stopped the exercise.
Turning 20 at the end of July and having a four-year contract with Bayern Munich, Vega is now making a fresh start at Basel. He can still be seen as a player who is betting on his potential and his development as a club. Assuming he will continue to make progress, contribute to sporting success, and eventually move forward for a higher fee than he came in.
The same applies to Juan Carlos Gauto. The Argentinian is a year younger and costs nearly a million dollars less than the Vega. However, it is still the most expensive of all summer new arrivals.
The teenager moves from Argentine top flight club AC Huracan to Rinke, signing a five-year contract with Bayern until 2028. He is already the sixth newly signed attacking player. And like the other five, it’s not exactly cheap.
Basel paid him 3.87 million euros. In addition, Huracan owns a stake of about 15 percent if there is a resale. At least that’s the information that the club itself recently released.
The pressure Gauto could bear
This puts pressure on the 19-year-old from the start. Pressure but there is a possibility that Gauto knows how to handle it. Because in Argentina’s first division, La Liga, he played 23 times last season and scored one goal and four assists in 1,658 minutes.
Particularly in the second half of the season, in which his side finished third from bottom, he managed to pick up coaching and never missed a game – save for the three matches in which he was called up for the U-20 World Cup in his home country. . There he took part in three matches and set up a goal in the match against Guatemala.
There are also nine matches in the Copa Sudamericana (5) and the Copa Libertadores (4) and one each in the Copa La Liga and the Copa Argentina. It totals 2,613 minutes played in the calendar half-year that talent can refer to. With Gauto, a player who has managed to gain a lot of match practice at the current stage of his career joins Basel.
A gem in the house
In his homeland, the Argentine is considered a gem. With his dynamic and daring style of play and silver-colored fringes, the talent has captured the attention of his 128,000 followers on Instagram. This is more than double what Amdouni and Diouf collected. This also in some way suggests that with Gauto will come a player who can handle the pressure that awaits him at Basel.
But with him there is also a player coming to Basel who was born in 2004, so his best football days are still ahead of him, and last season his team finished only 26th in the Argentine League.
So what can we expect from Juan Gauto?
oh well. The chance of the Argentine scoring point after point since his debut is rather small. Because in Argentina, despite the many minutes played, there were a reasonable number of goals and assists that Gauto brought to his team. In addition, he may still have to get used to the new environment, language and culture. This takes a few days or weeks.
The end of the transfers
But on the other hand, there is the large transfer fee that Rotblau raised for the winger. If the sports management did not have confidence that this would be able to achieve something relatively quickly, it would not be difficult for them to dig a lot into their own pockets.
Obviously, the end of transfers with the commitments of Gauto and Vega is to be expected. Currently there are only departures in the room: those players who will be developed on loan elsewhere at the time of publication (Essiam? Djiga?). And that Riccardo Calaforeis, who is drawn to his Italian homeland (Bologna?). The first left-back will be Dominic Schmid. And maybe you see Renato Vega in this position from time to time…
Good Oliver He has been writing for the Basler Zeitung’s sports section since March 2001, which he has headed since 2019. Previously responsible for various sports, Fricktaler has focused on football since 2011 – thus mainly on FC Basel. More information