ELIAS SHOWN THE DOOR
Brazilian midfielder Elias has completed a move to oil rich AS Monaco following a bust up with manager Frank Rijkaard.
Elias accepts a 3 year deal from ‘Les Monegasques’ and moves for £8 million.
Rijkaard was approached by the former star following the signing of Alex Teixeira, with Elias reportedly declaring he was unhappy with the number of midfielders.
Talks between the two are believed to have taken a wrong turn and their relationship has been strained ever since.
Diogo Salomao is another to have gotten a move away from Alvalade after the winger was deemed surplus to requirements and shuffled on to Olympiakos for £550k.
Salomao was once touted as Sporting’s next prodigy however a host of loan moves has tarnished his progression.