Sporting Lisbon to Reading
In a surprise move, Daniel Carrico has switched crisis-ridden Sporting Lisbon with Premier League relegation-battlers Reading. It has been widely-known that Daniel Carrico was looking to leave Sporting. Once touted as the future of Portuguese football, the defender’s development has stalled, and consequently, his starting spot at Sporting has disappeared. Once linked with multi-million dollar moves to clubs like Manchester United, Chelsea, Atletico Madrid, and Manchester City. Now, however, Carrico has moved to a bottom-table Premier League side for not even a million Euros. The final transfer fee? 750,000 Euros. Pretty shabby.
Carrico spoke of his departure from his boyhood club to Sporting’s website, saying: “It is with mixed emotions that I write this farewell message,” he said. “I’m leaving the club of my heart, where I had the privilege of graduating (through the youth ranks) and serving for several years. I’m leaving because I understand that I am at a stage in my career when I have to take chances. Moreover, the proposed project is extremely exciting to me and know I can succeed.”