Focus on Sporting Lisbon

Back to the future for skint Sporting

March 24, 2013
By Andy Brassell
Every silver lining has a cloud for Sporting Clube de Portugal at the moment, it seems. On Wednesday night, as the Lisbon club's highly impressive under-19 team were sweeping into the NextGen Series finals weekend, swatting aside Tottenham in the quarter-finals, the voice of economic reality was clearing its throat back in the Portuguese capital.

The country's media outlets were reporting that Sporting had sealed a €10 million (€8.5 million) deal to sell forward Ricky van Wolfswinkel ...

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