Portuguese club Sporting CP and Atletico Madrid are reportedly very close to settling on a deal for the transfer of Gelson Martins to the Spanish capital
Gelson Martins move to Los Rojiblancos has been held up by negotiations over compensation to Sporting CP
After a training pitch attack on the Sporting Lisbon players, a few names within the team have managed to successfully cancel their contracts with the club – meaning they can leave for free.
However Gelson won’t go to Spain for nothing and according to Portuguese outlet Record details, Atleti will have to pay at least €15m to the ‘selling’ club.
This is because Sporting Lisbon are doing everything they can to ensure they’re not completely taken advantage of. FIFA will intervene, and a collective consultation will take place between Sporting and Atleti to come to an agreement.
As it stands, it seems as though Gelson will make the move for the initial fee of €15m, plus €10m if variables (likely dependent on factors such as number of appearances, cup and league successes, and goals scored).