DUO LAND NEW DEALS
Sporting Lisbon’s centre back pairing Marcos Rojo and Eric Dier have both signed new four-year deals with the club, after an impressive start to the season.
Rojo has agreed to remain at the club until 2017 on a £31,000 a week deal, meanwhile Dier will earn £9,250 a week throughout the same period.
The two central defenders have caught the eye of many clubs across Europe, with Sporting’s offering of new deals an indication that they’re ready to keep their star performers.
Since the beginning of the season, Sporting have conceded just three goals in 12 official games, with all three goals coming from Arsenal in the UEFA Champions’ League.
Both defenders have seen their release clauses removed from their contracts, with Dier’s clause standing at just £4.2 million before signing his new deal.
The England Under-21 international is currently enjoying his longest spell in the infamous green and white, with his performances in the Champions’ League likely to attract interest from bigger clubs.
Rojo’s previous contract contained a heavier release clause of £25.5 million, but the decision to renew may suggest Sporting would request a higher fee for the Argentine in the future due to their 30% ownership of the player.