FIFA reject Sporting CP’s €45million appeal regarding Milan forward Leao

By Oliver Fisher -

FIFA have rejected Sporting CP’s request for compensation after they felt current Milan forward Rafael Leao broke his contract unfairly.

La Gazzetta dello Sport recently reported that Leao was Milan’s most expensive summer signing, having paid €35million to sign him from from Lille.

However, when he joined back in August it was revealed that his former club Sporting – where he came through the academy – are not happy about the situation.

It all stems from the chaos back in July 2018, when the club’s fans attacked players and coaches while they trained, leading to a number of players ending their contract. Some of them, including Leao, have since gone on to be sold and Sporting maintain their stance that they have been robbed of a transfer fee.

The Portuguese side in fact filed a request for compensation with FIFA for damages equal to €45million, MilanNews notes.

However, football’s governing body FIFA has declared Sporting’s appeal inadmissible, effectively closing the dispute. In the next few days they will reveal their reasoning for arriving at such a conclusion.

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