Straw to keep and Sporting will tie you for the salary ::

Straw to keep and Sporting will tie you for the salary ::
Straw to keep and Sporting will tie you for the salary ::
Life is a merry-go-round, as João Palhinha says. The midfielder has just lived a special week in his career when he made his debut for the national team (with the right to goal and everything), at a time when he became a reference in Sporting’s eleven, who is on the verge of a title that has escaped since 2002.

All this when last summer he returned to Alvalade (after a two-year loan in Braga) to be negotiated and to leave the lions permanently. There was even a “soap opera Palhinha”, until the lack of attractive proposals (for lions and players), the 25-year-old midfielder was reinstated.

The rest of the story is known, to the point that the Portuguese international now is getting ready to see his contract improved in Alvalade.

Palhinha renewed last year until 2025, its salary has risen to 725 thousand euros per year. According to the newspaper The ball this Thursday, that situation will be reviewed and improved next season, with Palhinha entering the lot of the highest paid players in the squad.

This lot is within the salary ceiling imposed by the direction of Sporting: one million euros per year. With this improvement, the lions mainly intend to ensure that Palhinha only leaves for an absolutely irrefutable proposal, since the intention of Frederico Varandas and Rúben Amorim is to keep the midfielder in the squad for the next season.

Joo Palhinha

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