Colombian Johan Mojica has been on loan at Girona from Segunda Division Rayo Vallecano since January 2017. After the Whites and Reds achieved promotion, Girona extended his loan until August 18 pending a decision on his future.
But, now the Catalan club has only a few months to decide if they want to outright purchase the Colombian, who is in Russia playing in the World Cup.
Until Mojica played in this week’s match, Uruguayan Pepe Herrera was the only person from a Girona-based team to have played in a World Cup.
Girona’s sporting director, Quique Cárcel, has already expressed that he wants to purchase the Colombian. Girona has the option to purchase the left-back for €5 million.
Mojica’s termination clause is actually set at €8 million euros, so if Girona does not act before the purchase clause expires, the player’s purchase price could go up substantially.
In addition, if the 25-year-old can make a notable impact for Colombia during the World Cup, this could also affect any potential selling price for Rayo Vallecano down the line.
Colombia’s third and final group stage match is against Senegal on Thursday at 3pm BST. Colombia is currently in third place in Group H, behind Japan and Senegal.