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Stefan De Vrij Awarded 4.5 Million Euros in Damages Over Transfer Battle

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.

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De Vrij dragged his long-time consultant Sports Entertainment Group (SEG) to the Amsterdam District Court 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 depart Lazio for Inter after months of hypothesis.

The former Feyenoord participant additionally stated Inter needed to pay him the next wage however ultimately, he solely acquired a 37.5-million-euro deal for 5 years.

During the switch “SEG stated it was solely negotiating on behalf of Inter, as said inside an settlement with De Vrij,” the Amsterdam District Court stated.

“However, the courtroom believed SEG was additionally negotiating on De Vrij’s behalf,” on the identical time.

SEG acquired 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 instructed 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 an announcement.

“SEG acquired a (substantial) fee and subsequently had a disclosure obligation,” the courtroom stated.

The company additionally had not talked about it acquired an extra two million euros in compensation, nor that it could obtain 7.5 per cent of a attainable switch price, the courtroom added.

Even if SEG instructed De Vrij in regards to the 7.5-million-euro fee “it nonetheless didn’t adjust to the disclosure obligation.”

“The courtroom, subsequently, awards De Vrij 50 per cent (4.5 million euros) of what SEG acquired for the deal between De Vrij and Inter,” the judges stated.

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