In an interview with Canal 11, António Miguel Cardoso, president of Vitória de Guimarães who recently succeeded Miguel Pinto Lisboa, spoke about the sale of the Englishman Marcus Edwards to Sporting.
“Edwards wanted to leave and the value seems reasonable to me given the situation of Vitória, but there are a number of situations that are not transparent and do not correspond to the truth. What has been reported is that the [Gonzalo] Plata would go to Vitória next season and that, if Valladolid exercised the option, Vitória would be reimbursed in a Sporting asset of up to three million euros, which made the most sense. However, what happened is that Vitória got the right of first refusal to buy Plata, meaning that if a club makes an offer for the player, Vitória can match. And I can’t agree with that, because if a club pays 10 million [por Gonzalo Plata]it is impossible for Vitória to exercise such an option”, specified the leader, recalling that the operation had been carried out by the previous Management.