Leao bags €16.5m fine for contract termination

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AC Milan‘s Portuguese forward Rafael Leao has been order by a court to pay Sporting Lisbon €16.5 million for his contract termination in 2018.

Portuguese publication Records reports that the Court of Arbitration for Sport have ordered Rafael Leao to pay €16.5 million to former club Sporting Lisbon for breaching a deal three years ago. Leao was one of several Sporting players ufabet who left the pitch at the end of the 2017-18 season after an angry attack on the training ground by angry supporters. Making the 22-year-old striker one of many People who asked to cancel the contract with the agency and went to sign for free with Lille during that time.

As a result, Sporting filed a lawsuit against Leao and several other players. Because it is not allow to cancel the existing contract. by demanding a sum of 40 million euros. Which is the release clause of the players contracted in the contract at that time.

However, the Court of Arbitration for Sport An order in March 2020 required the striker, who later moved to AC Milan for €23 million, to pay Sporting €16.5 million, and the appeals court in Lisbon recently confirmed the order. Milan was not involve in the case. But Leao can appeal to the Supreme Court.