Sporting officially announced on Sunday the signing of the 24-year-old Danish midfielder Morten Hjulmand, who will promote the Lions for five seasons until 2028, with a penalty clause of 80 million euros. “It is a big step in my career,” he said in statements to the club’s official media. The player arrived in Lisbon on Saturday afternoon, watched the match against Vizela, and completed his first training under the orders of Rubén Amorim. In the presentation, North confirmed that the size of the club from Alvalade led him to choose to continue his career in Portugal when he had other offers. “I chose Sporting because it’s a big step in my career. I want to continue to develop myself as a person and as a player, and of course, it’s a club known for its work with young players. It’s a very big club in Europe, with a lot of history and trophies and they are used to playing in European competitions,” added the midfielder. The midfielder, who also recalls the first impressions I collected from Estádio José Alvalade in the match against Vizela: “It was amazing to see the stadium and the fans. I was very happy with the victory and enjoyed the atmosphere. It was really good, especially after the last goal. The stadium was hot. The first impressions were very good.” “.
The new number 42 shirt proved he was “very excited” to start a new project, and also revealed the first impressions he had made at the academy. “It was a good day getting to know the players and the staff,” he added, before revealing his first impressions of Ruben Amorim. “I feel like family. Everyone is very open and friendly, so I’m very happy.” I spoke to him a bit before signing and it was a very good conversation. He has a lot of energy, you can sense he loves football and breathes it, and I also noticed that during training and in the way he talks to the team.”
Finally, Dane also introduced himself to the Leonine supporters and promised them to “do the best” to help the Lions achieve their goals. “I like protecting the defensive line, getting a lot of balls back and at the same time linking the game with the more offensive players. I play a lot of duels and fight a lot during the match.”
Declaration in CMVM
leonine SAD has also officially named Hjulmand to CMVM, a statement you can read in full here.
Sporting Club Portuguese – Futebol, Sade (hereinafter referred to as Sporting SAD or the Community) is informed by the terms and for the purposes of compliance with the information obligation arising from the provisions of Article 17 of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014, European Parliament and Council, of 16 April, who has reached an agreement with Unione Sportiva Lecce SpA (hereinafter referred to as Lecce) on the definitive acquisition of the sporting rights of the player Morten Hjulmand, for the amount of €18,000.000.00 (eighteen million euros), to which may be added up to 3, € 000,000.00 (three million euros) provided that individual and team goals are achieved. A sports employment contract valid for 5 (five) sports seasons, i.e. until June 30, 2028, stipulates a termination clause in the amount of €80,000,000.00 (eighty million euros) that Sporting SAD bears the value of the Solidarity Mechanism due to third-party clubs.
Lisbon, August 13, 2023.
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