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THE BALL – Morita’s quotation already exceeds €10 million (Sporting)

Hidemasa Morita was the last of the Mundialistas to return to Sporting’s academy and is now under Rúben Amorim’s command. But the Japanese who returned to Alcochete on Saturday is not the same as the one who left for Qatar, because he arrives from the World Cup valued, with more clubs attentive to the performance of the lions who now know that the 27-year-old midfielder has a price above €10 million .

Morita arrived in Alvalade this summer, from Santa Clara, in a business opportunity given the troubled situation that the Azorean SAD was experiencing at the end of the season. Sporting’s administration disbursed €3.8 million for the pass of the Japanese international who soon took over as a starter in Alvalade and according to the specialized website Transfermarkt, in early November, the quotation for the pass of jersey number 5 of the green and whites was already in the €7 million.

At the World Cup, Morita started out as a substitute in the Japanese victory against Germany (2-1) but later won the title with Costa Rica (0-1), which he kept against Spain (2-1), a game where he also played during the 90 minutes. In the quarterfinals with Croatia, decided in favor of the Croatians in the penalty shoot-out, he played 106 minutes. And if there were already clubs with an eye on the midfielder, mainly due to his good performances in the Champions League, now there are European emblems attentive to the player. In Alvalade this is known and therefore only a proposal above 10 million euros can at this time convince the Sporting administration to talk. That is, only proposals with bonuses that approach €15 million can be taken into account.

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