It shouldn't be "under the table". Like I said, Joao Mario would be a free agent and Benfica can make a declared "over the table" payment to Inter but it would be classified as something which isn't a transfer payment since there's no transfer.3.5 mill offer... I am glad we gave him to Benfica instead regardless if they gave us something 'under the table' or not.
MILAN - FC Internazionale Milano can confirm that the club has completed the signing of Zinho Vanheusden from Standard Liege.
Inter saves quite a bit (wages, commissions) by the termination. But it would not make commercial sense to do that outright without looking for a suitor who would pay for JM.Joao Mario’s agent is Pastorello who is on good terms with Inter, so Benfica may not be paying anything to Inter indeed and it's simply a case of Inter agreeing with Pastorello to write off some past commissions owed to him by the club in return for terminating the contract of Joao Mario to let him join SLB. Anyhow if Sporting weren't cheap cvnts they would have had him.
It's possible that there's a legal battle. Sporting will say the non-compete survives termination while Inter will say Joao Mario's a free agent with free will.
Yes, I read that too. So the natural thing to do at that point would be to procure a different offer. Preferably one that didn't involve the non-compete. Yet when Benfica came knocking, termination. So it's a big indicator that there's something there that made Inter stop looking despite there still being time on the clock.Apparently from what I read, not only did Sporting make a low offer to Inter but also to Joao Mario himself. So even if Inter had accepted the 3.5mill, which is better than a contract termination obviously, the player wouldn't have accepted Sporting.
They want a loan with an option