Argentinean World Cup star Marcos Rojo is the latest player to become embroiled in the complicated and murky world of third-party ownership.
A management company named Doyen Sports "own" 75 per cent of the player after paying three quarters of his transfer fee from Spartak Moscow to Sporting Lisbon in 2012.
Now, according to the Press Association (h/t The Guardian) Doyen are insisting that Sporting owe them 75 percent of any declined transfer offers. Having rejected a bid, the Portuguese side are now on the hook for £12 million.
Sporting have stated that they will not pay the fee—perhaps feeling that the owners should not be able to influence their operations.
Essentially, it's a bit of a mess.
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