Looking at Downs' club record star Allende

Fame & Fortune

With Mamelodi Sundowns set to welcome the arrival of the Chile international Marcelo Allende, here's a closer look at their reported record transfer.

The story

Last week, Uruguayan outfit Montevideo City Torque confirmed the sale of their youngster to Masandawana although the Pretoria outfit is yet to unveil the player.

Nevertheless, Downs expected to reveal the player ahead of the start of 2022/23 and in the meantime, we have decided to have a closer look at who the youngster is away from the pitch.

Scroll through the gallery above to have a closer look at Marcelo Allende

Family over everything

It is pretty clear that the 23-year-old holds his family very close to him. His Instagram is dominated by some wholesome images of his family, consisting of his mom and dad, as well as what appears to be the mother of his child and partner.

The diminutive attacking midfield doesn't appear to be a flashy character as he seems to be care a lot about meaningful relationships with those close to him. This can be a bit surprising given his insane talent and relatively young age. 

Did you know?

According to Chilean reports, the Chloorkop outfit paid an estimated fee of R51.6 million for the South American, an amount considered to be hefty in his country. 

Meanwhile, his market value on Transfermarkt is €1.60 million (R27.3 million)

Your thoughts, please?

What do you make of Allende's reported record-breaking fee and what are your expectations about the player?

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