With João Palhinha set to move to Fulham this summer, the Portuguese press don’t count on him to feature for Sporting anymore.
Today, newspaper Record brings a story about the squad the Lions have for the coming season, explaining all the players available for each position.
When speaking of Palhinha, despite including him in the team, the outlet claims he’s ‘practically sold’ to Fulham, pointing out someone should replace him at the Lisbon side.
Record writes that the player already has an agreement with the Cottagers and ‘won’t even return to work at the academy’, which was supposed to happen today, first with medical exams and then with a training session.
As the midfielder went to the Rock in Rio at the weekend, newspaper O Jogo has a story about that, and points out his presence at the music festival was ‘before the trip’ to join Fulham. They add that the Cottagers will spend €20m on the signing.
So right now, it sounds like the 26-year-old could arrive in London at any time, and then complete his move to Fulham.