Vasco was extrajudicially notified by representatives of Andrey. The defensive midfielder and his businessmen charge just over R$ 8 million referring to two installments of the pending debt from the player’s sale to Chelsea.
Vasco’s debt is not just with Andrey. Representatives of the athlete and the company that licenses his image also did not receive their commissions.
In an informal conversation with the press this Thursday, at CT Moacyr Barbosa, the CEO of Vasco, Luiz Mello, confirmed the notifications. The club maintains contact with the athlete’s staff and tries to renegotiate the debt.
However, the ge heard from people connected to Andrey that the player’s lawyer has already filed a lawsuit, which is in court. The action runs in secrecy of Justice. Vasco guarantees that it has not yet been cited in court and is committed to dialogue with businessmen.
The debt with the player was renegotiated a few times. Vasco, which held 70% of Andrey’s economic rights, should have transferred 30% of the first installment it received from Chelsea, in January. Which ended up not happening right away.
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Debt was even an obstacle to Andrey’s return on loan in February. After the impasse, the parties renegotiated and agreed that the amount would be paid in three installments by the end of April. Only the first one was paid.
The club asked for a new deadline until the beginning of last week, but was unable to comply, a fact that displeased the athlete’s representatives, since the agreements were not fulfilled on more than one occasion. So they decided to go to court.
The arrangement was to pay as follows:
•BRL 3.6 million until 03/03
•R$ 6 million until 03/31
•R$ 2.4 million until 04/30
Meanwhile, Andrey is with the under-20 team, which is contesting the World Cup in Argentina. The midfielder is on loan from Chelsea to Vasco until June 31.
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