This Thursday, Portuguese club Sporting CP have come clean with its supporters by releasing a document showing all the money they made with the summer sales.
The sheet shows the specific amounts paid for each player who left the club, including other details as agent comissions and contract clauses (via Record).
From all of Sporting’s departures in the transfer window, three of them were to Premier League clubs. Adrien Silva signed for Leicester City, Marvin Zeegelaar joined Watford, and Ezequiel Schelotto was purchased by Brighton.
As previously disclosed, Leicester City paid €24.5m for Adrien Silva, and could spend other €5m in bonuses. From the initial amount, €1m was paid in comissions.
Sporting had to pay €4.5m for third parties, but still managed to get a few clauses in case of a future transfer. They are getting 15% of any possible profits as well.
The Portuguese side received €3m for Marvin Zeegelaar’s sale to Watford, with €300k of these going to agents. They would still get 30% of a profit in case of a next move
And Ezequiel Schelotto cost Brighton €2.2m, with other €800k agreed in case he reaches the performance bonuses. The agents’ comission was of €220k, and Sporting would get only 12.5% of any future Seagulls profit.
All these players have an ‘anti-rival’ clause, which means they can’t be sold to Benfica or Porto in their next move. Sporting also have a preference to buy them back in case they match the offers.