Fredy Montero, the hero of the title this season, with 2 goals in Estádio do Dragão that lead the team to the Primeira Liga title on a 2-1 win over the home team, Porto, was sold to Frosione. The colombian forward, that was at Sporting for 3 years, leaved for a fee of €10M.
On their way out, also three players that were playing for the B team last year. Valentin Viola went to APOEL for €0,5M, Salim Cissé joined Moreirense for €0,3M, and Zezinho went to Asteras Tripoli for €0,3M.
João Pereira, that last year joined Sporting in a free transfer, was sold by €1M to russian side, Dynamo Moscow.
Other two players that arrived last year on a free transfer and are now leaving, are Aquilani and Vlaar, the first will joing América, from Mexico, and the second will return to his former club, Aston Villa. Aquilani was sold for €1,5M and Vlaar for €4,5M.
Bryan Ruiz is also leaving for the Americas. He'll play next season at Cruz Azul, from Mexico, who bought him for €1,3M.
Slavchev is also leaving. Last year he was an important player for Limassol, in loan from Sporting, and now he'll play for Serie A team, Carpi, who payed €4,5M for the midfielder.
André Geraldes and Tanaka, who where also out on loan, where sold to Bétis and PAOK, for €1,3M and €1,5M, respectively.