SPORTING’S TRANSFER LIST
Andre Carrillo: £12 million
Andre Carrillo represents a MASSIVE
problem for us at the moment. Is he talented? Yes, which is why he’s worth £18 million. However, he’s totally unmoved from his decision not to renew his current deal, expiring at the end of the season. Even more worrying is the fact that Porto are one of the clubs interested, which is simply a situation we must not allow to unfold.
We’ve listed him up for £12 million, which is the lowest we’ll go, hoping for clubs to bite on that offer and for us to build on those negotiations with a bigger deal. Sadly, due to his third party ownership, we may only get around £3 million, but that’s a price I’m willing to take to prevent him joining a rival on a free transfer next season.
Andre Martins: £2.5 million
Although he is still 25, Andre Martins is one of those players who hasn’t really progressed at all since establishing himself as a senior player. He, like Carrillo, has just one year left on his deal, and with centre midfielders like William Carvalho, Joao Mario, Adrien Silva and Alberto Aquilani all in the ranks, we think now is the time to move on.
Zakaria Labyad: £2 million
Potentially, Labyad has all it takes to become a quality player for Sporting and beyond, but three years after joining the Lisbon club, the 22-year-old has lost his way. Labyad put together a fairly impressive record for Vitesse Arnhem last season, but there is very little guarantee that he’ll play as regularly as he likes at Sporting.
For this reason, as well as the prospect of his outspoken nature disturbing the squad’s harmony through complaining and the fact that he earns £28,000-a-week, we hope someone will take Labyad off our hands for around £2 million.
Diogo Salomao: £1 million
Diogo Salomao scored the vital equaliser that saved Deportivo de La Coruña from relegation with a 2-2 drew versus Barcelona at the Camp Nou, so hopefully a few clubs took note. Once a promising youth product, a lack of opportunities in his early career really brought his progression to a halt, meaning that in this day and age, he’s little more than deadwood to us.
Oriol Rosell: £750,000
Although he’s a decent player, Oriol Rosell never looked good enough to be within Sporting’s first team and looks even less so now with the arrival of Alberto Aquilani and young prospect Bruno Paulista. There’s interest in him from the MLS, so we hope that by offering him for half his stated value will make signing the Spaniard more accessible for clubs on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean.