Iván Marcone's transfer history is wird, to say the least. The Argentinian midfielder was bought from Lanús by Cruz Azul in 2018 for more that 4 million dollars. A year later, he was sold to Boca Juniors in 8 millions. Now, Boca Juniors have proposed a trade were they stayed with Guillermo Pol Fernánez -who was there on loan- and Cruz Azul regain Marcone. Anyway, Cruz Azul has already made a millionaire transfer with Marcone.
It happens that Cruz Azul have gave the Argentinian center-midfielder to Spaniard Elche. Although the deal is on loan, if Marcone plays more than 10 games during the 2020-2021 season, Elche will have to pay 5 million dollars to Cruz Azul to buy him. As Elche's coach is Jorge Almirón, who has had Marcone in the past in many teams, it seems probable that the midfielder surpass the 10 games in Spain.
In total, Marcone will be delivering 13 million dollars in revenues for Cruz Azul, in exchange for the only 4 million they paid in 2018. In addition, if you add what Cruz Azul had paid for Guillermo Fernández, who was bought from Racing Club of Argentina in 2019, you get that the total investment of Cruz Azul had been 8,5 million dollars for both, while they have made around 13 million dollars. Almost 5 million dollars made out of nothing for Cruz Azul.
It can't be said that Cruz Azul executives are exactly as tidy as the can be, but in this case they have taken advantage of Christian Bragarnik's contacts in Argentina, Mexico and Spain to make a good deal. Bragarnik is Marcone's agent and also Elche's owner. If Marcone pays well in Spain, Bragarnik will be more than delightful to pay 5 million for his rights.