I don't know the situation with Sabo, but usually in South America the players are like indentured servants - someone always owns your economic rights even if you are "out of contract". Therefore there is a fee associated with acquiring a player - always. I suspect this may be true for Sabo as well. I thought I heard that his rights are currently co-owned by Sion (through loan agreement from Saprissa), but after that they will revert to solely Saprissa. Again - I don't have any specific knowledge of this, but this was my impression of Sabo's situation. Not exactly. Espindola's rights were still owned by a 3rd party. We arranged another loan for him, and at the end of that loan negotiated a buyout. His voyage to Venezuela, may or may not have impacted the price - I'm not sure. The issue with Espy is that he went to Venezuela as a hired gun - and was offered a huge contract to do so. Turns out the club had financial problems, and last I heard he still hadn't been paid everything he was owed.