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It's nonsensical. We would have consulted legal experts before we initiated such a deal. They would have given us the green light, and would be liable if they were to be wrong. We also could have even taken out an insurance agreement with a 3rd party in the event Sporting's lawsuit was valid (if we were actually concerned).

Nothing to be concerned about here. He's gone forever. May the celebrations commence.
Nothing worse than rehashing the same joke but I'm really tempted to post more Lionel Hutz here.

Given the current absurdity that is this club I think it's borderline foolish to have expectations of professionalism like this 😆 Nothing would surprise me.

Imagine a scenario where we went from €7.5m for Joao Mario, to terminating his contract, receiving €0 and copping a big capital loss, only then to be ruled against in court and being ordered to pay Sporting a fine? 🤣 Jesus Christ I might have a fucking stroke.
 

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Imagine a scenario where we went from €7.5m for Joao Mario, to terminating his contract, receiving €0 and copping a big capital loss, only then to be ruled against in court and being ordered to pay Sporting a fine? 🤣 Jesus Christ I might have a fucking stroke.
If that happens I hope CR7 returns to Portugal to play for Benfica and scores a hat-trick against Sporting.
 

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Remember the drama Sporting had some years ago. They were in court fights against clubs involving to their seven star players.

Leao broke free from them. Lille collected him and sold to Milan for 35m. Leao was then sued and 16.5m was deducted from his salary.

Bizarre situation for the other stars as well. Gelson Martins signed for Atletico Madrid, initially for free. They then agreed to pay a transfer fee to make Sporting happy. Betis and William Carvalho did the same thing. But Sporting STILL is not satisfied. Recently they are bullying Carvalho when he is about to join Benfica.

Man, Sporting is like your annoying and noisy ex-girlfriend. They love lawsuit and act like cunts to everyone. They broke the agreement to us at first, then threatened to sue us is the biggest bullshit which Marotta cannot endure. He sent Mario to their direct rivals, for free, implicitly showed Sporting a big middle finger "Hey, see, you act like pussy to us, you deserve this shit" :lol: They forget who is the boss here. Grande Marotta.
 
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Contract terminated means they have no legal grounds, also even if they sent a letter Inter dont have to respond and also these clauses are rendered in-valid anyways.
 

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I'm here for the tears

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Contract terminated means they have no legal grounds, also even if they sent a letter Inter dont have to respond and also these clauses are rendered in-valid anyways.
Yeah, the transfer clauses are automatically abolished or no longer valid.
Sporting is crying that they have a first refusal clause which only valid if there's an amount for the transfer. They may fuss on why we letting him go for free, but they may forget that this is contract termination which entirely Inter decision rights.
Contract termination is not the same with putting €0 price tag and purposedly transfer the player to Benfica, where obviously had to tell them first.
By this contract termination, it is all up to Joao Mario decision. Sporting can't sue a free player decision.
 

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FC Internazionale Milano statement

FC INTERNAZIONALE MILANO STATEMENT​


13/07/2021

MILAN – FC Internazionale Milano is aware of the statement released to the media by Sporting Clube de Portugal.
The comments are unacceptable, extremely serious and – most importantly – without basis in truth.
The club will protect its image and reputation in the relevant forums.
 

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But seriously, fuck them.

We had agreed the 7.5m€ deal with them earlier. Then when the time arrived for the official offer, they lowballed with some 3.5m€ + bonuses bullshit. And I guess they offered less for Joao Mario too than initially agreed/talked. Joao Mario pissed off over that and I guess that was the end of any deal with Sporting. Then he found agreement with Benfica and then all the lawyer shenanigans started.

What I don't get is why we just didn't do the deal with Benfica, if the clause was indeed a right of first refusal? Or was it that we and Benfica feared Sporting might match it and then Benfica deal would be off (Joao Mario wasn't going to Sporting anymore at that point)?

Now this thing with agent fees makes sense, that we owe money to Pastorello for 4m€ so he gets that money from Benfica as agent fee when signing Joao Mario as a free agent and Pastorello waives the money owned by Inter to him. But where's the missing 3.5m€?

WHERE MY MONEY AT?
 

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Imagine getting 4mil agent fee for getting a new club for your client Ciao fucking Mario, Pastorello is living THE life!
 

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So we owed Pastorello 4m€. Fine, that covers part of the 7.5m€.

But where's the 3.5m€?

I hope there's some under the table deal for that 3.5m€.

We have negotiated a secret buy-back clause. Should things not work out for Master Mario at Benfica, he will return to Milano and eventually take his rightful place as one of our Senators, similar to Lord Kolarov.
 
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