A Dutch court docket awarded 4.5 million euros ($4.9 million) in damages to Netherlands worldwide and Inter Milan centre-back Stefan de Vrij after a authorized battle over a switch together with his former agent.
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De Vrij dragged his long-time consultant Sports activities Leisure Group (SEG) to the Amsterdam District Court docket in February, claiming he had been deprived in his transfer to Inter from Lazio in 2018.
The 30-year-old De Vrij accused SEG of violating disclosure obligations throughout switch talks, which ultimately noticed him go away Lazio for Inter after months of hypothesis.
The previous Feyenoord participant additionally stated Inter wished to pay him a better wage however ultimately, he solely obtained a 37.5-million-euro deal for 5 years.
In the course of the switch “SEG stated it was solely negotiating on behalf of Inter, as acknowledged inside an settlement with De Vrij,” the Amsterdam District Court docket stated.
“Nonetheless, the court docket believed SEG was additionally negotiating on De Vrij’s behalf,” on the identical time.
SEG obtained 7.5 million euros in fee in addition to a further two million euros for the switch — which De Vrij stated he was by no means informed about.
“If that’s the case, the legislation says there must be transparency about agreements, particularly if there’s self-interest concerned by the mediator (SEG) and Internazionale about remuneration,” the court docket stated in an announcement.
“SEG obtained a (substantial) fee and subsequently had a disclosure obligation,” the court docket stated.
The company additionally had not talked about it obtained a further two million euros in compensation, nor that it could obtain 7.5 per cent of a attainable switch price, the court docket added.
Even when SEG informed De Vrij concerning the 7.5-million-euro fee “it nonetheless didn’t adjust to the disclosure obligation.”
“The court docket, subsequently, awards De Vrij 50 per cent (4.5 million euros) of what SEG obtained for the deal between De Vrij and Inter,” the judges stated.
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