Rafael Leao
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(08-01-2019, 11:35 PM)reza Wrote: In some of those cases Sporting actually did get money for the players who left for free. Rui Patricio for example left but later Wolves made a deal and paid Sporting. I hope we know what we are doing and not relying on Mendes or Lille assurances alone.

In all cases bar 2, Sporting was given money for the players. Most clubs wanted a peaceful resolution.

(08-02-2019, 12:15 AM)nefremo Wrote: But Leao was legally a Lille player. A player, registered to play with Lille. The contract with Lille mist have been deposited theough all the correct channels otherwise he would have never been able to play there. We bought the player from Lille, so really, we have nothing to do with that dispute. If FIFA decides to rule for Sporting, then it will be Lille that will have to give them part of the transfer fee that they just got from us. We won't have anything to do with that.

At least that's what makes sense to me...

Pretty much. The issue is he rescinded his contract without cause. not an issue for us, but will be for Lille who will likely will have to give a large % of the transfer to Sporting.

using Gelson MArtins as an example.
Atletico were playing hard ball trying to get away with paying anything. Then decided to sell the player so made a deal to sell Vietto for 7.5m as well as give 22m for Gelson.
If it was taken further, there is the possibility that the clubs would need to pay the release clause of the player. Because Gelson's was 60m, clearly Atletico decided that striking a deal and selling him was a better option.

For the record Leao's clause was 35m
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#12
I am no expert at all, but my guess is that if Sporting was owed any money, that should come out of Lille's pocket.

Now, silly question: is Leao a CF or SS?
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#13
Sporting will find a way to implicate Benfica and take money from them Tongue
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(08-02-2019, 04:28 AM)xudong Wrote: I am no expert at all, but my guess is that if Sporting was owed any money, that should come out of Lille's pocket.

Now, silly question: is Leao a CF or SS?

Yep. Pretty much.

Can play both.

(08-02-2019, 04:49 AM)reza Wrote: Sporting will find a way to implicate Benfica and take money from them Tongue

Not how it works in Portugal. You can have evidence of them cheating and nothing comes of it.
Imagine Rube in their cheating prime except have corruption that far that they control the league and refs.
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#15
How much can we expect from this Rafael Leao already this season? He started only 16 matches for Lille last season + 8 as a sub, so not a regular. 1295 minutes in total and a rating of 6.73 according to WhoScored. Scored a relatively modest 8 goals. I know he's only 20 so he's one for the future. Most 20 year olds are not ready or consistent enough to be relied upon as first choices.
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#16
It is lucky for Leao as we now have Piatek as main source of goals, so we need him as a diversion and second source (SS) of goals.

It has been a long time since we have a tall & athletic forward (Miss Ibra, Van Basten & Gullit)
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#17
Sporting's youth team manager Tiago Fernandes on Rafael Leao: "He has the quality to play for any club in Europe. Only Cristiano Ronaldo had his same talent as a teenager here at Sporting. I've coached a lot of players and Leao was the best of them."
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(08-12-2019, 03:39 PM)AC_Troy Wrote: Sporting's youth team manager Tiago Fernandes on Rafael Leao: "He has the quality to play for any club in Europe. Only Cristiano Ronaldo had his same talent as a teenager here at Sporting. I've coached a lot of players and Leao was the best of them."

Well we saw what happened with other Ronaldo we bought last year Undecided
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#19
(08-12-2019, 04:17 PM)Ace Wrote: Well we saw what happened with other Ronaldo we bought last year Undecided

Devilol
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#20
Comparisons like this are usually the first step on the road to failure...
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