Bruno Fernandes move to Manchester United has created a serious dispute that has led to the world’s football governing body, FIFA to begin probing his former side.
Italian side Sampdoria claim that they are owed £4million following his January switch, and have made world football’s governing body aware of the situation.
Sampdoria sold Fernandes to Sporting in 2017 in a £7.5million deal after a successful season.
Sampdoria claim Lisbon owe them 10 per cent made on any future deal of Fernandes, owing to the terms of their agreement.
Fernandes was sold to United in January for an initial fee of £47million rising to a potential £67m.
However, the Serie A side are yet to receive what they believe they are owed.
Reports state that the Portuguese side is currently facing a financial constraint due to the ongoing pandemic.
But Lisbon believe they owe Sampdoria nothing since Fernandes rescinded his contract one year after joining them then duly signed a second time as a free agent, meaning they actually owe the Serie A side nothing.
According to A Bola, the club’s are in contact and litigation has begun with FIFA keeping abreast of the situation.
However, this little dispute over the 25-year-old playmaker is not a thing to Man United fans, who have seen the fruits of their new hero.
Fernandes has gifted United with two goals and provided three assists, besides picking up the Premier League Player of the Month of February.