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CAS orders Milan’s Rafael Leao to pay Sporting €16.5m in damages

AC Milan forward Rafael Leao has been ordered to pay €16.5 million to former side Sporting Club for the unilateral termination of his contract in 2018. The ruling was made by Portugal's Court of Arbitration for Sport -- Tribunal Arbitral do Desporto (TAS). They also ordered the club to make a payment of €40,000 to Leao for the practice of moral siege. Sporting initially requested for a €45m compensation while the Portuguese forward had demanded a payment of 100,000 in damages. On May 15, 2018, members of the Sporting team with players, staff, and personnel inclusive were attacked at their academy by a group of 40 persons claiming to be supporters. As a result of the attack, nine players canceled their contracts including Portugal Under-21 star Rafael Leao. READ: Kolarov – Italians...