In Basel Serei Die is no longer welcome. Xamax can not afford the highest official – or is it?
This is the transfer hammer of the winter. Serey Die (34), who has no future in FC Basel despite the contract until 2020, was on Friday until the end of the season at the bottom of the table that Xamax borrowed.
Xamax coach Michel Decattel has repeatedly warned you have to protect yourself steadily to create a Keep the League. Only if the question arises is how a non-aspirant (budget: only 8 million francs) can afford a player like Serei Dai. Basel Serey Die is one of the biggest players (around 60,000 francs a month, excluding bonuses). Although Ivorer in Xamax of a lot of money will have to deal without, he is also on Lake Neuchâtel the absolute biggest winner. This is possible thanks to a deal between FCB and Xamax. Blick learned: FCB pays more than half (30,000 francs) of Serey's new salary. This is still a win-win situation: Basel can ease your budget by about 200,000 francs, Xamax is up, which you will never be able to afford.
The player justifies his change with the African Cup next summer: "I did not want to risk that FCB in the second half of the season will not be able to get the right time to play." With regular interventions I want to help Xamax in the coming months and at the same time to prepare well for the tournament with my national team in the summer. "
FCB Sports Director Marco Streller says: "Sherey did a lot for FCB and won a lot of respect from our audience, which we are very grateful for. The fact that he now goes in another way is understandable and given the big team and the selection of the central midfielders for the club is also acceptable.