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Sporting CP Could Rename Stadium After Cristiano Ronaldo

Oct 12, 2019 1:46 PM

Sporting CP's president said that the club could one day rename their stadium after Cristiano Ronaldo.

"Calling the stadium 'Cristiano Ronaldo' is an option that, right now, we are not against. It would be a source of great pride for us ... Cristiano Ronaldo is and always will be one of the great symbols in the club's history. We are very proud to be associated with Cristiano and that the name of the best player of the world is associated with Sporting," said Frederico Varandas.

Ronaldo joined the club at age 12 before eventually moving to Manchester United.

Varandas added that he wants Sporting youth to look up to Ronaldo.

"We want him to be an example for those in our academy, we want his image to be present in the lives of our young players."


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Fiorentina Sporting Director: Bruno Fernandes Is Going To Real Madrid

Aug 30, 2019 2:30 PM

Fiorentina sporting director Daniele Prade claimed that Bruno Fernandes is heading to Real Madrid for $76.8 million.

"Raphinha must be off the market because Bruno Fernandes is off to [Real] Madrid for 70 million euros," said Prade at a press conference. 

Fiorentina had been pursuing Sporting Lisbon striker Raphinha, though Prade said that the move was unlikely since the team would have to also replace Fernandes. 


Tags: Fiorentina, Real Madrid, Sporting Lisbon, Transfer Rumor

Real Madrid Linked With Bruno Fernandes Move

Aug 28, 2019 2:30 PM

Real Madrid will pursue Bruno Fernandes after their attempts to sign Paul Pogba appear unsuccessful.

Sporting Lisbon are looking for $88 million for the 24-year-old midfielder.

Atletico Madrid and Tottenham have also been linked with Fernandes in the past. 


Tags: Real Madrid, Sporting Lisbon, Transfer Rumor

Bas Dost Joins Eintracht Frankfurt For $7.7 Million

Aug 27, 2019 12:13 PM

Bas Dost has moved from Sporting Lisbon to Eintracht Frankfurt in a transfer deal just under $8 million. 

The 30-year-old Dutch striker scored 81 goals in 103 appearances at Sporting.

Frankfurt lost Luka Jovic and Sebastien Haller during this transfer window.

Tags: Eintracht Frankfurt, Sporting Lisbon, Official Transfer

Real Madrid Linked With Bruno Fernandes Move

Aug 3, 2019 1:38 PM

Real Madrid are reportedly interested in signing Bruno Fernandes.

Fernandes has been linked with Manchester United and Tottenham.

Real Madrid view Fernandes as a potential alternative if they fail to sign Paul Pogba. 

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Tags: Real Madrid, Sporting Lisbon, Transfer Rumor

Bruno Fernandes Linked With Inter Move

Jun 11, 2019 12:32 PM

Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes discussed a potential move to Inter, saying that he still watches Serie A. 

“I was very happy in Italy and still watch Serie A games regularly. I do not have the slightest idea if it’s true that Inter are interested in me. They have a great Coach now in Antonio Conte who did so well at Juventus and with Italy. Of course, seeing my name associated with Inter is important," said Fernandes.

Fernandes is also linked with Tottenham and Manchester United.

Inter could use Joao Mario as part of a deal to bring Fernandes to the club.

Football Italia

Tags: Internazionale, Sporting Lisbon

Sporting Lisbon Wants Cristiano Ronaldo To Finish Career With Club

Sep 12, 2016 1:13 PM

Sporting Lisbon has interest in Cristiano Ronaldo returning to the club to finish his career.

Ronaldo began his professional career with Sporting before his transfer to Manchester United. Ronaldo will play against Sporting this week in the Champions League.

Sporting president Bruno De Carvalho told Marca: "Yes, without a doubt, I would love for Ronaldo to end his career here, at home.

"He represents a lot for us and it would be beautiful if he could end his career here. He is a world ambassador. He always speaks well about us and how fond he is of us."

Ronaldo is expected to sign an extension with Real Madrid.

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Tags: Real Madrid, Sporting Lisbon, Misc Rumor

Leicester City Finalizing Adrien Silva, Islam Slimani Transfers

Aug 29, 2016 10:32 PM

Adrien Silva has indicated he is close to joining Leicester City from Sporting Lisbon while they also pursue Islam Slimani.

The transfer for the pair of players could end up reaching £50 million ($65.4 million).

Silva is valued at around £21 million.

“Yes, I confirm this proposal,” Silva said. “Leicester is very interesting and corresponds to my career goals.

“After the past 15 years at Sporting, this opportunity is something exceptional for me and can allow me to express and impose myself in another championship, and also to evolve in the Premier League, which is a stunning league. I love Sporting as a family and I dedicated myself to the club since I was 12 years old.

“With Sporting I lived many moments of happiness. I can say that I grew up with the club. At 27 years old, and after so many years of loyalty, I think that no one will criticise me for wanting to embrace this challenge.”

The Guardian

Tags: Leicester City, Sporting Lisbon, Misc Rumor, Transfer Rumor

Leicester Near $39.4M Transfer With Sporting For Islam Slimani

Aug 28, 2016 1:08 PM

Leicester City are close to agreeing a deal to sign Islam Slimani from Sporting Lisbon worth close to £30 million ($39.4 million).

Slimani scored 27 times in the Portuguese league last season as Sporting finished as runners-up behind Benfica and has also won 43 caps for his country, scoring 23 goals.

Leicester have seen an initial bid of around £25 million rejected, with Sporting understood to be holding out for a fee closer to £34 million.

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Tags: Leicester City, Sporting Lisbon, Misc Rumor, Transfer Rumor

Nani Believes He Could Return To Manchester United

Nov 19, 2014 11:02 AM

Nani believes he still has a future at Manchester United despite currently being out on loan at Sporting Lisbon.

"Why not? I went out [to Sporting] to play more and get to my best. If there is an opportunity, we will see."

Nani has scored 40 goals in 228 games for United since joining from Sporting in 2007, but has made just 14 Premier League starts since 2012.

Richard Jolly/ESPN

Tags: Manchester United, Sporting Lisbon, Loan, Misc Rumor

Champions League Pots Set For Group Stage Draw
Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern, Chelsea, Benfica, Atlético, Arsenal and Porto are in Pot 1.

RealGM Staff Report

Marcos Rojo Thrilled To Join United On Transfer
Marcos Rojo is on the verge of joining Manchester United on a £16 million transfer, while Nani will also go to Sporting Lisbon a one-season loan deal.

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United Close To Deal For Marcos Rojo
Louis van Gaal has target Marcos Rojo because he is capable of playing center-back and left-back.

Jamie Jackson/The Guardian

United Target Marcos Rojo In Dispute With Part-Owners
Doyen holds strong rights over Marco Rojo after paying 75% of his transfer fee from Spartak Moscow in 2012.

Press Association

Arsenal Shifts Pursuit From Khedira To William Carvalho
William Carvalho is five years younger than Sami Khedira and would be far more affordable.


Tottenham Signs Eric Dier From Sporting Lisbon For £4M
Tottenham Hotspur have completed the signing of the defender Eric Dier from Sporting Lisbon on a five-year deal.


United Could Turn From Vidal To Carvalho As Cheaper Target
Manchester United has been told by Juventus that a transfer deal for Arturo Vidal would cost €56 million and Nani in a player-plus-cash deal.

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Sporting Kansas City Sells Oriol Rosell To Sporting CP
Oriol Rosell was voted No. 14 on's top 24 players under the age of 24 last year and made his international debut for Catalonia in 2013.

RealGM Staff Report

City, United, Chelsea Want 'New Cristiano' Carlos Mane
Carlos Mane has played the last four matches as a number 10 despite beginning his career as a right winger.

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United Open Bidding For William Carvalho At £25M
Chelsea and Manchester City are also interested in William Carvalho, but David Moyes has begun to bid on the young holding midfielder.

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