Portuguese authorities search Porto premises over commission paid on transfers

• President Jorge Nuno Pinto da Costa being investigated• Éder Militão move to Real Madrid among deals in spotlightPortuguese authorities investigating the payment of commissions exceeding €20m related to football transfers searched the headquarters of FC Porto and its president Jorge Nuno Pinto da Costa on Monday as part of “Operation Red Card”.More than 30 different searches by officers from the public prosecutor’s office were carried out at a number of addresses in Porto and Lisbon, which included the club’s offices, a banking institution and several residences. It is understood that the €9m (£7.7m) that was paid to two agents as part of the €50m transfer that saw the Brazil defender Éder Militão move from Porto to Real Madrid in 2019 is one of the deals under investigation by the Departamento Central de Investigacao e Accao Penal (DCIAP). Continue reading...

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