Reports: Milan forward Rafael Leao ordered to compensate Sporting CP for €16.5m

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan striker Rafael Leao will have to pay a significant compensation fee to Sporting CP for breaking his contract, according to a report.

Leao joined Milan from Lille back in August for a fee that could reach €35million, but back when he did arrive it was revealed that his former club Sporting – where he came through the academy –are not happy about the situation.

Back in July 2018, 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, which was rejected by the governing body.

According to what is being reported by both Record and O Jogo though (as seen below), the Milan player will actually have to compensate the Lisbon club for €16.5million in what appears to be a penalty specifically against the player and not Lille or Milan.

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