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Sporting Lisbon challenges Sullivan to prove his claims

dirSporting Lisbon’s director of communications Nuno Saraiva has hit out at West Ham co-owner David Sullivan after his official website statement and challenged him to prove his claims on William Carvalho.

Speaking on Facebook Saraiva said: “Mr David Sullivan lies. Sporting Club de Portugal, as was said by its president, did not receive any proposal for the player William Carvalho.” 

He wrote in a statement on facebook“The football industry is not the stage of an adult film in which all obscenities are allowed. For this reason, the owner of a club requires much more than this intellectual pornography.

“Mr Sullivan has a duty to prove what he says. For this reason, Sporting Clube de Portugal challenges him to publicly show the proposals he says have been made as well as the evidence that Sporting CP has received them.”

The communications director admits that agents may have been offering William around, but insists that was nothing to do with Sporting Lisbon. 

He explained that “we have nothing to do with the actions of businessmen or relatives who live on the expense of players and who are offering them from club to club at a price, without a mandate, as if they are cheap merchandise in a supermarket, thus devaluing the player and the club, and creating lamentable situations that have already forced, in this case, Sporting Club de Portugal to take drastic measures to defend against these characters that are parasites in the lives of some players.”

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I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

7 comments on “Sporting Lisbon challenges Sullivan to prove his claims

  1. there blame Sheffield United

  2. My god it gets worse… Sullivan what have you done..(well nothing actually)

  3. So the club who nobody can deal with (Leicester seemed to conclude their transfer for a SL midfielder in reord time with no issues) describes the West Ham chairman as a liar. Where is the news. He has been lying to us since he came in and, at last, has gone too far, hanging out the manager and being challenged by another club to prove what he cannot. Any business with a sense of morality would show him the door. If its rotten at the top, it drips down. BTW, has he announced Sakho as a new signing yet???

  4. Makes you wonder about all the ‘he is working 20hrs a day on transfers’ guff- doing what exactly!?. Can’t bear the man and now a liability in terms of trying to do business and probably attracting a manager with any sense.

  5. Yep so now the ‘notoriously hard’ to deal with Sporting will notoriously harder to deal with and will see our desperation in january and whack anothe £10mil on Carvalho’s head. Great work Dave.

  6. Makes him look a proper CHARLIE the CHIMP!!

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