Tuttosport: Milan’s Leao reaches €19m compensation agreement with Sporting | OneFootball

Tuttosport: Milan’s Leao reaches €19m compensation agreement with Sporting

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AC Milan forward Rafael Leao has come to an agreement with Sporting to pay €19 million in compensation, a report claims.

As has been reported by Tuttosport today, the Portuguese forward came to the agreement with his former club with the help of noted Portuguese agent Jorge Mendes.

The situation dates back to July 2018 when fans of the Lisbon-based side attacked the training ground and a number of players terminated their contracts.

Leao went to Lille and was later sold to Milan. Sporting believed that they were robbed of a transfer fee in that situation and the appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport sentenced him to pay Sporting an effective transfer fee for his unlawful termination of the contract.

Leao and Mendes will of course want to get the money back and that affects the negotiations for a new Milan contract. It should be noted, as per CAS’ decision, that Lille have to pay half of the €19m.

The Rossoneri do not want to pay the €7 million salary requested by the player but they are protected this summer by the €150 million release clause in his current deal.

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