Rubio, Rabia, Wilson Eduardo and Gazela All Depart

There have been plenty of late exits from Sporting yesterday with 4 players given transfers out of the club – Diego Rubio, Ramy Rabia, Wilson Eduardo and Jorge Santos.

First is the departure of Chilean Diego Rubio to Spanish side Real Valladolid on a free transfer with Sporting retaining 70% of the rights to the player. Rubio joined Sporting back in 2011 making 20 appearances for the first team and scoring 1 goal. The striker also had a incredibly prolific spell with the B team earlier this year.

Secondly, Ramy Rabia returns to Egypt returns to Al Ahly SC after a season in Portugal for the same transfer fee of €750,000 though Sporting get 15% of a future transfer fee. Rabia played 3 games for the first team last season, all of the in the Taça da Liga, as well as 21 times for the B team.

Next is the departure of Wilson Eduardo to Braga. The forward has been at Sporting since 2002, aged 12, when he joined from FC Porto. Since then he had loan spells at Real Sport Clube, Portimonense, Beira-Mar, Olhanense, Académica, Dinamo Zagreb and ADO Den Haag. In total Wilson Eduardo played 24 goals and scored 5 goals for the first team. Wilson Eduardo moves to Braga on a free transfer though Sporting retain the rights to 45% of the player.

Finally, Jorge Santos, more commonly known as Gazela has rescinded his contract with the club. The 22-year old winger joined the B team last season but failed to make an impression and was loaned to Salgueiros. Now it looks likely he will return to the club after being released by Sporting.


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