At BOLA – Varandas reaches nearly €300 million in turnover (Sporting)

The signing of centre-back Jeremiah St. Juste was the leonine manager’s first foray into the market. A big investment, a priority target for Rúben Amorim, even before any sale.

Sporting, like any Portuguese club, is selling and if some of the most coveted players in the squad, such as Matheus Nunes, João Palhinha, Pedro Porro or Gonçalo Inácio leave the presidency of Frederico Varandas, it could reach the 300 million mark. euros. in player sales – without forgetting, for example, Pedro Gonçalves…

So far, taking into account market operations since the winter of 2018/2019 – Varandas succeeded Bruno de Carvalho in September 2018 – Sporting has already collected just over 217 million euros. Adding to this value the 47 million of Nuno Mendes (7 for the loan and 40 more for the purchase option to be exercised by PSG), SAD, in about three and a half years and in seven market windows, returns just over 264 million, so this summer he could perfectly reach 300 million euros in player sales.

The 55 million Bruno Fernandes, paid by Manchester United, remains the biggest sale in the history of sports football, followed shortly by Nuno Mendes. And it was even in the 2019/2020 season, bringing together the two markets, that SAD’s coffers filled the most, with summer and winter sales exceeding 100 million euros (nearly 107 million ). In the previous season, revenue from player sales almost reached 50 million…

If in this market, SAD can reach 300 million euros in asset sales, with the hiring of Jeremiah St. Just the investment, since he assumed the presidency of Sporting, exceeds 100 million, or approximately a third.

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