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“The striker thus follows in the footsteps of Gelson, Bruno Fernandes, William Carvalho – these three players also rescinded today (to join) Rui Patrício and Podence.”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