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Bas Dost Files Documentation To Become Free Agent – Newcastle Interested

After being attacked by fans during training in mid-May, The Record is reporting that Bas Dost has moved to become a free agent and released from his contract at Sporting Lisbon.

He becomes the sixth Sporting player to file documentation to be released from their contracts at the Lisbon club.

However, this thing could drag on in the courts for some time with no quick decision on the cases likely.

Bas Dost – could become a free agent

Here’s some of the report in the Record:

“Bas Dost is the sixth player to rescind Sporting with just cause.”

“The Dutch international believes that the conditions are not met to continue in Alvalade and he has already sent the documentation to be released from his contract.”

“The striker thus follows in the footsteps of Gelson, Bruno Fernandes, William Carvalho – these three players also rescinded today (to join) Rui Patrício and Podence.”

This could all become very complicated, and if Dost is released from his contract, then there will be competition between clubs related to signing on fees and wages, plus what the agents can make off the deal.

So the idea that he will be free is not accurate, but still, he comes without any inflated transfer fee.

There will be several top clubs after Dost should he become available, and it will be difficult for Rafa to persuade him to join Newcastle, though not impossible.

Comments welcome.

10 comments so far

  • lochinvar

    Jun 12, 2018 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #1

    What a time for Amanda to strike.
    Secure NUFC and sign up Rafa on a long term contract.
    Quick call to Dad Bost who sees what the future holds and signs up.
    Jobs a good un.

  • JohnJ

    Jun 12, 2018 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #2

    I’d Love to see Bas Dost playing for NUFC – I’d just love it!

  • Spoof

    Jun 12, 2018 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #3

    Agent and his own signing on fee will be astronomical, he and other team mates wanting to be released from there contracts will still cost a lot of money, probably more than what Ashley would be prepared to pay, don’t build your hopes as the usual policy of buy young from second rate leagues in the hope they make it in the prem to be then sold on for huge profits will probably be restored.

  • jazzyp

    Jun 12, 2018 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #4


    If only eh pal
    Now’s the time to strike with Lisbon in turmoil. Would love Carvalho here as well for our holding midfield player

  • Dragon64

    Jun 12, 2018 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #5

    if only Amanda but never mind got to get Bas now no excuses come on fat mike get ya hand in ya pocket ya tight twat

  • andrewsneill

    Jun 12, 2018 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #6

    I agree that the term ‘free transfer’ is rather misleading but it’s not like there are no agents fee and signing on fees etc when you pay a large transfer fee. These fees tend to go up when there’s no transfer fee involved but even if both teh agent and the player wanted £5m each that’s still probably a third of what he would have cost without the contract break. Also his goals would probably gain newcastle a couple of places in the league whichgoes some way to paying that off already. Seems a no brainer if it can be done (Then Moussa Dembele from Celtic for £17m please 0:) )

  • BeeGuy

    Jun 12, 2018 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #7

    We can win the battle of signing Bost if he is reduced to having just one leg.

  • Spoof

    Jun 12, 2018 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #8


    £5m each, I don’t know but I would expect it to be much more than that seeing as he would be a free agent, and how many agents would he have !

    As you say it would still be cheaper than having to pay a fee but would Ashley look at the total cost and say it’s a good deal or would he look at the inflated agent fees and high wage and then perish at the thought of paying it, don’t forget other clubs would be interested so it could become an auction where the highest wage payer/agent fee payer wins, and as we know Ashley doesn’t like auctions, unless of course he’s the seller, then he loves them, bet he’s licking his lips at the future Lascelles auction, whether that be this summer or next I don’t know but Ashley will still be licking his lips in anticipation.

  • andrewsneill

    Jun 12, 2018 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #9

    Fair point but even if it was £10m each (which seems OTT even by current standards) it’s still a noticeable saving on a very good player. Implication from a variety of sources (not just newcastle-centric ones) is that he’d be amenable to coming here but i agree re: other interested parties. We might stand a chance if we get in first,we’re never going to turn his head if we’re last in teh queue.

    I’m hoping osmeone points out to Ashley that van Dijk went for £80-90m in January so Laselles must be worth at least that. Whether true or not the greed in him will refuse to sell Jamall for too much less 😉

  • Geordie-john

    Jun 12, 2018 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #10

    Holy shit get the pen out Rafa


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