Sampdoria has reached out to FIFA, requesting a share of Bruno Fernandes’ transfer from Sporting Lisbon to Manchester United in January.
The English club paid about 50 million euros for the 25-year-old Portuguese midfielder. The Italians are asking the Portuguese for ten percent of this amount, according to a clause they claim contains their contract of sale to Sporting.
“We can confirm that on April 3, 2020, the Italian club Sampdoria filed a complaint with FIFA against the Portuguese club Sporting Clube de Portugal, related to the financial obligations provided in the contract corresponding to the transfer of the Portuguese player Bruno Fernandes. The problem is currently being investigated “We cannot comment further,” FIFA said in a statement.
Bruno Fernandes made his debut for Boavista Porto and then played five seasons in Italy, in Novara, Udinese, and Sampdoria, before moving to Sporting Lisbon in 2017.