Sporting CP stars including William Carvalho and Bas Dost cancel contracts

  • Sporting CP stars including William Carvalho and Bas Dost cancel contracts

Sporting CP stars including William Carvalho and Bas Dost cancel contracts

Carvalho, Fernandes and Martins are all presently with the Portuguese national team in Russian Federation, along with goalkeeper Patricio, and they have claimed "just cause" in disassociating themselves from the Lisbon club.

William Carvalho, Gelson Martins, Bruno Fernandes have all chose to break their club contracts with Sporting Lisbon following a season of off-the-field trouble between players, fans and the owner.

Sporting CP are now in a spot of bother, with a number of first-team players seeking exits following unprecedented attacks from sections of the club's fan-base. Rui Patricio and Daniel Podence were the first two players to request their deals be cancelled, while manager Jorge Jesus has left for Al-Hilal in Saudi Arabia.

Bas Dost suffered a head injury during the incident.

The 23-year-old has scored 13 goals and claimed 13 assists across all competitions this past campaign, with his pace making him a huge threat to defences.

Sporting Lisbon winger Gelson Martins is keen to join Arsenal this summer, according to reports in Portugal. Only last summer, Record (h/t Uche Amako of the Daily Express) reported the Reds were willing to spend £43.7 million on his signature.

Sporting Lisbon president Bruno de Carvalho has offered to stand down in a bid to prevent a number of the club's key players rescinding their contracts. The ideal scenario for Liverpool and other admirers would be for the Portuguese Securities Market Commission to rule in their favour, thus freeing them to leave for free.

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