Lille between misunderstanding and anger after the CAS decision in the Leao case


According to information from RMC Sport, Losc is surprised to be declared « jointly and severally responsible » for Rafael Leão, ordered to compensate Sporting CP for unilateral breach of contract. The northern club, which could file an appeal, risks having to pay several million euros in this case, which dates back to the management of the former management.

This dispute is probably not closed. According to information from RMC Sport, Losc is surprised that the Court of Arbitration for International Sport (CAS) has declared it « jointly and severally liable » for the debt of several million euros that Rafael Leão owes Sporting CP. The Portuguese striker was sentenced in 2020 to pay € 16.5 million to the Lisbon club, for unilateral breach of contract without real cause in the summer of 2018. After having terminated, in a difficult context, the player then signed in Lille .

Two contradictory decisions

At the time, the judgment had been rendered by the Portuguese Court of Arbitration for Sport (TAD) and Losc had not been condemned. But as reported Recordthe new decision comes this time from the Court of Arbitration for International Sport, based in Switzerland.

Lille lawyers, according to a source close to the club, thus note that the file is the subject of two contradictory decisions. An appeal could be filed, before FIFA sets, if it complies with the CAS, the compensation to be paid in solidarity with the player.

Still according to our information, Losc deplores the existence of this affair resulting from the management of the presidency of Gérard Lopez with Luis Campos. The current management, which inherited a difficult financial situation, must manage other thorny cases, such as the conflict with Royal Excel Mouscron and the Italian justice investigation into the transfer of Victor Osimhen to SSC Napoli.

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