Both German sources, and Italian transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, nevertheless report that the transfer should probably still be finalized at some point.
|Adam Hlozek.||Photo: Tadeáš Bednarz, CC BY-SA 4.0|
Both sources claim that Germany's red company team does not wish to pay the €22 million in one lump sum, instead preferring to structure the deal around performance incentives. Kicker does report that a transfer is much closer to the line than it was when reported upon a week ago. Furthermore, it does not appear as if die Werkself (as initially reported) wish to finalize outgoing transfers before closing the deal.
Italian transfer icon Fabrizio Romano reports that a compromise formula has actually been found. According to the transfer guru, Leverkusen will pay a base fee of €13 million. Further cash flows on to Sparta in the form of performance incentives and an (almost unheard of) 30% re-sale clause.
Bayer Leverkusen have reached full agreement to sign top Czech talent Adam Hložek, as per @berger_pj. Deal set to be completed for €13m plus add-ons, 30% sell-on clause. 🔴🇨🇿 #transfers— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) May 25, 2022
Leverkusen are still working on a deal to sign Mychajlo Mudryk from Shakhtar. pic.twitter.com/3m291SIRvO