Sporting demand Wolves pay £48million for Patricio after FIFA complaint
Sporting CP have demanded that Premier League new boys pay them £48million for Rui Patricio following a complaint to FIFA this week.
The Portuguese club have been in turmoil over the past few months after fans attacked their training ground and many of the players.
That, coupled with anger over former owner Bruno de Carvalho, lead many players to try and release themselves from their contract.
Rui Patricio was the first player to do that and eventually joined Premier League side Wolves in a free transfer.
Now, that move could have caused some huge issues for Wolves after Sporting appealed to FIFA this week.
Sporting officials have now filed a 64-page document to FIFA’s Dispute Resolution Chamber demanding Wolves to pay a total £48million in compensation.
That’s not all though, they also call for Patricio to be banned from football for six months and Wolves to get a two-year transfer ban.
That would be an astonishing blow to Wolves but it is safe to assume that Wolves will not be looking to shell out any money for the player.
The Daily Mirror‘s report claims that Wolves believe they have done nothing wrong and their move for the player ‘is legally secure.’
If neither side come to an agreement, that means that FIFA will have to step in and decide who is in the right and who is in the wrong.
Should for some reason they side with Sporting, Wolves could be in very serious trouble.
Request for 2 window transfer ban for Wolves, 6 month player ban, paperwork published. Sporting have actually done it, claiming €54.7m in compensation.
— Sport Witness (@Sport_Witness) July 11, 2018
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July 11, 2018 at 06:43AM