Rojo’s fomer club Sporting Lisbon have been asked to pay €12m for his controversial Manchester United transfer.
Sporting Lisbon have lost their case before the Court of Arbitration against Doyen Sports group over their controversial transfer of Argentina International Marcos Rojo to Manchester United.
The highly-rated defender joined United in 2014 for a reported fee of €20m from Lisbon. However, the Portuguese club got involved into a conflict with Rojo’s third-party owner Doyen Sports that went to court.
Doyen Sports were alleged to have granted Sporting Lisbon a loan of €4m in exchange of Rojo’s 75% economic rights.
Sporting Lisbon president Bruno de Carvalho confirmed that the club had retained the full transfer fee from Manchester United, but none of them went into the account of Doyen Sports, as Sporting had returned the €4m to the third party owner with the belief that the contract was invalid.