Sporting CP stars Bas Dost, Bruno Fernandes, William Carvalho and Gelson Martins are to become free agents after suing to terminate their contracts.
The documentation signed by the four players was emailed in and invokes just cause to end the sporting contracts.
The just cause is represented by the attack during a training session by masked thugs and the implication comments from President Bruno de Carvalho effectively encouraged the hooligans.
Goalkeeper Rui Patricio had already filed paperwork to have his contract terminated and now others are following his lead.
If accepted, they’ll become very hot property on the transfer market and free agents.
Bruno Fernandes is already familiar with Serie A, as Sampdoria sold him to Sporting a year ago for just under €10m.
The 23-year-old attacking midfielder has gone from strength to strength, scoring 16 goals with 20 assists in 56 competitive games.
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