Ex-Real striker bought with Bitcoin

LaLiga

Former Real Madrid B striker David Barral has become the first-ever player to be purchased with cryptocurrency after being signed by Segunda B side DUX Internacional de Madrid.

Last week, the Spanish third division side became the first-ever football club to fund a transfer entirely through the use of Bitcoin after confirming the signing of veteran striker Barral.

"David Barral new player of DUX Internacional de Madrid, welcome to the infinite club!" the club shared on its social media pages. "He becomes the first signing in history in cryptocurrencies. Thanks to Criptan, our new sponsor, for making it possible."

Internacional have not disclosed the total value of the deal but Barral's move stems from the new collaboration between the club and sponsors Criptan, which is a local platform for the buying and selling of cryptocurrencies, per CryptoAdventure.

The 37-year-old started his career with Los Blancos, where he made more than 50 appearances for the club's reserve side, before later enjoying spells with the likes of Sporting Gijon, Levante and, most recently, Racing Santander.

"I am happy to join this project, with desire, ambition and responsibility to continue competing and achieve important challenges in my sports career," Barral said after completing the move.

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