A Dutch courtroom 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 along with his former agent.
De Vrij dragged his long-time consultant Sports activities Leisure Group (SEG) to the Amsterdam District Courtroom 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 finally noticed him go away Lazio for Inter after months of hypothesis.
The previous Feyenoord participant additionally stated Inter wished to pay him the next wage however ultimately, he solely obtained a 37.5-million-euro deal for 5 years.
Throughout the switch “SEG stated it was solely negotiating on behalf of Inter, as said inside an settlement with De Vrij,” the Amsterdam District Courtroom stated.
“Nevertheless, the courtroom believed SEG was additionally negotiating on De Vrij’s behalf,” on the similar time.
SEG obtained 7.5 million euros in fee in addition to an extra two million euros for the switch — which De Vrij stated he was by no means advised about.
“If that’s the case, the regulation says there needs to be transparency about agreements, particularly if there’s self-interest concerned by the mediator (SEG) and Internazionale about remuneration,” the courtroom stated in a press release.
“SEG obtained a (substantial) fee and due to this fact had a disclosure obligation,” the courtroom stated.
The company additionally had not talked about it obtained an extra two million euros in compensation, nor that it will obtain 7.5 per cent of a potential switch charge, the courtroom added.
Even when SEG advised De Vrij concerning the 7.5-million-euro fee “it nonetheless didn’t adjust to the disclosure obligation.”
“The courtroom, due to this fact, 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.