In a potential premiere for Spanish football, DUX Internacional de Madrid, a lower division team says they used crypto to buy a new player. Player David Barral moved to his new club after Criptan, the new club sponsor, facilitated the takeover. Criptan is a cryptocurrency trading company registered in Valencia, Spain.
Meanwhile, following the change of player, a Spanish soccer news site quoted 37-year-old Barral, who expressed his willingness to continue playing for his seventh club. Barral says:
I am happy to be able to take part in this project with the desire, the ambition and the responsibility to continue participating in the competition and to master important challenges in my sports career.
In addition, the news report also describes Barral’s football trip prior to joining Dux International de Madrid. The report says Barral has not only played for Real Madrid but also for four other teams, namely “Granada, Cádiz, Levante and Sporting”.
During his time as a player in the Spanish top division, Barral played a total of 221 games and 60 when he played in the second division. In total, Barral scored 53 goals, 46 at Sporting and 7 at Racing.
Meanwhile, Barral’s crypto-funded move, which was also announced on Twitter, sparked interest in the social media platform. For example, some Twitter users like Mimy de Miguel wondered if Barral could also calculate or receive payments in crypto. However, some crypto backers were happy with the way the player was acquired.
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