An incident in Sporting CP’s training center on 11 June, 2018 resulted in several players terminate their contract.
A group of 50 supporters invaded the training facility and assaulted the staff and players.
Martins requested his contract be terminated.
He later joined Atletico Madrid on a free transfer. Arsenal also wanted the young Portuguese Star’s signature.
— Sportstribunal (@Sportstribunal4) July 25, 2018
He signed for the Los Rojiblancos on a 6 year contract.
Rumor has it, although Martins only has spent a few months at the Spanish Capital but Arsenal remain at the front of queue to sign Martins.
Gelson put up some quiet exciting performances for both Club and Country which caused the gunners to renew their interest in the Winger.
— Read Arsenal (@ReadArsenalFC) September 9, 2018
Sporting and Martins both demand compensation fee
Sporting CP claim that Atletico Madrid owe them a compensation fee.
Martins made over 125 appearances for the Lisbon based club.
He won 19 caps in the process for his country.
Martins also claims that Sporting owe him 3 million pound.
Sporting demand that Atleti pay them 45 million pounds.
They will not accept anything less than that amount.
Sporting’s previous director Sousa Cintra claimed,
I said that the price of Gelson was a hundred million because that was the clause.
Atletico offered first 15 and then 17 .
They thought that Sporting would accept anything for him but they were wrong.
I reached 45 million in my proposal I am sure that Atlético have all the interest of the world in reaching an agreement because Sporting will not lose this process, all the lawyers tell me that we will not lose it.
If there was any doubt I would have accepted the 20 million euros that Atletico offered at the end,
but I did not do it and I left the matter for the new board
Ozil exit rumors
Rumors of Mesut Ozil’s Arsenal exit have been surfacing for quiet some time now.
But this time, it seems more than likely that the German Attacking midfielder wants to move away from the club.
Turkish Giants Fernerbache are preparing a bid for the Turkish-German in the January transfer window.
Ozil just recently signed a new 350k pounds per week contract.
But the arrival of Unai Emery has put the future of the attacking midfielder in doubt.
Last month Ozil missed a game against West Ham which although Arsenal won 3-1 but resulted in Unai Emery falling out with Mesut Ozil.
And now, as days pass, it seems more and more likely that Ozil will be on his way out in the January transfer window.
It seems unlikely that Fernerbache will be able to afford the German’s wages.
So it seems Manchester United are front-runners for his signature.
Ozil’s exit might end up paving way for the young Portuguese Star. Gelson Martins will be a useful addition to our squad.