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A BOLA – Varandas sales nearly reach 300 million euros (Sporting)



A BOLA - balancing Frederico Varandas: “We passed our green-white list with a clear conscience” (Sporting)

Signing of centre-back Jeremy St. Juste was the first foray into the responsible lion market. Major investment, Ruben Amorim’s top priority even before the sale.

Sporting, like any Portuguese club, is a seller and if some of the most desirable players in the team such as Matheus Nunez, João Palinha, Pedro Porro or Gonçalo Inácio leave the presidency of Frederico Varandas, he could reach the €300m mark. . in player sales – not forgetting, for example, Pedro Gonçalves…

So far, taking into account the market operations since the winter of 2018/2019 – Varandas replaced Bruno de Carvalho in September 2018 – Sporting have already earned just over 217 million euros. If you add Nuno Mendez’s 47 million to that cost (7 for a loan and another 40 for a put option to be exercised by PSG), the SAD over three and a half years and seven market windows equates to just over 264 million, so player sales this summer are quite can reach 300 million euros.

Bruno Fernandes’ £55m paid by Manchester United remains the biggest sale in sports football history, followed shortly by Nuno Mendes. And even in the 2019/2020 season, by merging the two markets, SAD’s coffers were fuller: summer and winter sales exceeded 100 million euros (nearly 107 million). Last season, the revenue from the sale of players almost reached 50 million…

If SAD can sell €300 million worth of assets in this market, then with the hiring of Jeremiah St. The total investment since he became president of Sporting exceeds 100 million, that is, about a third.

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Porto Sporting FC: Frederico Varandas appeals garage decision to TAD – Sporting



Porto Sporting FC: Frederico Varandas appeals garage decision to TAD - Sporting

Frederico Varandas has filed an appeal with the Court of Arbitration for Sport in the so-called Dragao “garage case” concerning incidents that occurred after the Porto Sporting league match on 11 February. The president of the lions contests “the decision of the Disciplinary Board of the Portuguese Football Federation, issued on June 14, 2022, in the framework of the disciplinary process no. 74-2021/2022”. The counter-interested parties in this process are FC Porto SAD, Vitor Baia, Rui Cerqueira and Sergio Conceição, who, as you remember, was acquitted.


In a decision announced on the 14th, CD confirmed the presence of the Porto coach “at a location close to the president of the participating SAD”, i.e. Frederico Varandas, but concluded that the evidence presented did not allow “an explicit and unambiguous determination of the content of the words, which you may have said.”

We are talking about insults against the lion leader, who also became a victim of an attempted aggression, when his mobile phone and wallet with relevant documents were taken from him, personal belongings that Varandas never got out of his hands. FC Porto, via the FCPortoMedia Twitter account, later shared an image of a mobile phone with the caption: “Pinto da Costa, 40 years leading the network to Lisbon.”

FC Porto SAD was ordered to pay a fine of 16,300 euros for the aforementioned posting on social media. The CD deemed it “gross, gross, ethically and legally misconduct that violates the standards of conduct expected and minimum required of any sports society in professional competition.”

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Rui Cerqueira, PR director of FC Porto, was suspended 115 days and fined €3,825 for “hitting with one hand on Frederico Varandas’ right hand” with which he was “holding his mobile phone to film, as a result why the mobile phone fell. immediately.”

Vítor Baia, vice president of Dragons and administrator of Porto SAD, was suspended for 25 days and fined €3,440 for insulting Varandas, which Baia himself admitted was a mitigating circumstance.

Leao and Miguel Braga also apply

In addition to Frederico Varandas, regarding the episode in the garage on Dragao, Sporting SAD and head of lion relations Miguel Braga turned to TAD after punishments were imposed for statements after the same classic on February 11th.

This is another case in which Varandas was ordered to pay a fine of 2,040 euros for statements he made in the Dragon press center against Pinto da Costa and the arbitration of João Pinheiro. The President of Sporting did not appeal to TAD this specific penalty, which is related to the “decision of the Disciplinary Board of the Portuguese Football Federation, issued on June 14, 2022, under the disciplinary process no. 74-2021.” 2022″.

The appeals in this case are aimed at a €10,200 fine and a 60-day suspension for Miguel Braga for speaking out on the sports television program Raio-X, as well as a €20,910 fine against SAD. green and white for allegedly “damaging honor and reputation” through the use of “objectively offensive, slanderous or rude language”.

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BALL – Magpies put forward a big offer for a pearl from Naples (Newcastle)



BALL - Magpies put forward a big offer for a pearl from Naples (Newcastle)

According to news from Sky Sportand despite Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis having already issued a statement that he is not ready to negotiate with Nigerian star Victor Osimhen below €110m, Newcastle will come up with a substantial offer to try to pick up the top scorer. from the Diego Armando Maradona stadium.

The Magpies are known to have been acquired in October 2021 by a Saudi consortium of billionaires led by chief executive Yasser Al Rumayyan and have already shown all their new financial power in the transfer window last January as they were a Premier club. League player who spent the most money on signings.

The 23-year-old striker, linked with Napoli until 2025, scored 15 goals in 23 games for his country and last season with Neapolitansin 32 games, he scored 18 goals and provided two assists.

Recall that Napoli signed Osimhen from Lille in the 2020/21 season for an already impressive €75m and that the Nigerian has also been linked with potential interest from other Premier League clubs such as Manchester United, Tottenham ”and Arsenal, which, however, he signed a contract with Gabriel Jesus from Manchester City for 50 million euros.

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BALL – “In six months, Joao Felix left Benfica B and became the most desirable young man in the world” (Atletico Madrid)



BALL - "In six months, Joao Felix left Benfica B and became the most desirable young man in the world" (Atletico Madrid)

Andrea Berta, sporting director of Atlético Madrid, gave an interview to Tuttosport and, as part of the Golden Boy Award, spoke about Joao Felix, winner of the trophy in 2019, when he moved from Benfica to Atlético Madrid for $126 million. Euro.

“Like all great players, Joao had a very fast explosion. In just six months, he went from Benfica’s B-team to the most desirable young man in the world. The sporting growth and media coverage typical of great talent has also led to some setbacks that have hampered the player’s development. The ability to live with fame and success, comparison with other players, that you need to impose yourself and immediately get the result … It’s not easy, ”analyzed the manager colhonerosknowing about the “gold” that Atlético Madrid have in their hands with the Portuguese striker.

“Today I say with absolute certainty that João Felix will be whoever he wants to be. He’s got incredible talent, he’s matured and he’s got the ambition to take him where he wants to go because his talent knows no bounds. With Simen, he learned to suffer and work, and these aspects are secondary for talented players, but fundamental for modern football, ”concluded Andrea Berta.

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