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Hungarian Midfielder Ádám Nagy Secures Five-Year Contract With Italian Team Bologna

Ferenc Sullivan 2016.07.11.

20-year-old Hungarian midfielder Ádám Nagy has shunned contract offers from Benfica and Marseille to sign with the Italian team Bologna for five years, according to information published in the Italian press.

Reports published today confirm that the Sicilian team Palermo also sought to draft the footballer, who plays for the Budapest club Ferencvárosi TC as well as the Hungary national team, in the last moment but missed the opportunity to clinched the young talent. While information obtained by the press suggests that Nagy could be in line for an annual base salary of EUR 400 000 – increasing to EUR 5-600 000 with bonuses -, even more important is the opportunity of further development in a tactically disciplined, smallish-medium sized European club playing against strong opponents, the Hungarian website writes.

If rumoured claims suggesting that the Italian team played EUR 5million to acquire Nagy are correct, he has become by far the most “expensive” Hungarian National League (NB1) player since times begun. The Italian team rejoined Serie A, the country’s professional football league, last year and finished in 14th place.

A native of Budapest, Nagy began his career at Ferencváros, making his professional debut for the reserves in August 2013 and for the first team in May 2015. He won 8 caps and scored 1 goal for Hungary at youth level. He made his full international debut against Northern Ireland on 7 September 2015 coming on as a substitute and was chosen for UEFA Euro 2016.

photo: MTI/EPA/Dean Pemberton