Sporting President Bruno de Carvalho has moved to dismiss rumours of clubs looking to try their luck in signing the in-form Fredy Montero.
When asked about the possibility of losing Montero, Bruno de Carvalho said confidentially that Montero “will be a Sporting player for at least 5 years.”
Fredy Montero does have a €60,000,000 release clause in his contract so it would take an impressive bid for Sporting to accept it so easily. Of course, with Sporting’s need for cash it’s hard to imagine he really will stay the entire 5 years should an exceptional bid come in for him but it’s no use a President admitting such a thing.
Rumours had said that Valencia, Málaga, Roma and Lazio (amongst others) were all watching Fredy Montero with interest.