Sporting Club de Portugal announced the transfer of Elias Mendes Trindade on Tuesday.
The Portuguese outfit will pay €8.85 million for all of the rights of the 26-year-old midfielder.
It’s unclear exactly how much Atlético will receive, as we reportedly owned only part of the Brazilian’s transfer rights.
Elias joined in December 2010, but his status of extracomunitarian meant he was forced out of the club only eight months later.
The former Corinthians player, now Sporting’s most expensive signing in the club’s history, will sign a five-year contract in Lisbon. He’s the 16th signing of Os Leões this summer.
It’s a shame we never had the chance of seeing the Brazil international on a regular basis, but we wish Elias all the best in his new adventure.
We hope he’ll impress Sporting fans like he did us, by holding up an anti-Benfica scarf during his presentation!