Sporting CP could be facing a mass exodus this summer, after a number of reports claimed that a host of first-team players have filed papers with the Portuguese Football Federation confirming their desire to terminate their contracts.
Portuguese news outlet Record first reported that William Carvalho, Gelson Martins and Bruno Fernandes
Speaking regarding the termination of his contract, Patricio recently said: "I was the victim of physical and psychological violence, so in order to preserve my personal and professional dignity, I wish to end the contract that ties me to Sporting.”
Should their contracts being terminated, their is expected to be a swathe of interest in their services, with Martins reportedly interesting Arsenal, Dost interesting Everton and Newcastle, and Carvalho having been long linked with a move to West Ham.
The financial ramifications could be huge for Sporting, with the estimated value of the players set to leave far exceeding the €100m mark.