FIFA have launched an investigation after Sampdoria filed a complaint over the transfer that saw Bruno Fernandes sign for Manchester United from Sporting Lisbon, reports Manchester Evening News.
United signed Fernandes for £47 million in January and the Portuguese playmaker has enjoyed a stunning start to his Old Trafford career. But Serie A side, Sampdoria, have claimed they are due a slice of that fee, having negotiated a 10 per cent sell-on clause when selling Fernandes to Sporting in June 2017 for €8.5 million.
That would see Sporting having to pay Sampdoria around £4 million after January’s deal that took Fernandes to Old Trafford, but so far the money has gone unpaid, which has led the Italian club to file a complaint to the game’s governing body, who will now investigate, with the issue between Sampdoria and Sporting, rather than United. (Text and photo courtesy Guardian)