The Inter defender Stefan de Vrij’s lawyer says the Dutchman has just come out of a nightmare after winning damages in a case against his former agent, according to an Italian media report.
Speaking during an interview with The Gazzetta dello SportSébastien Ledure explained that Inter were somehow harmed by the infringement and the lawsuit that followed.
Stefan de Vrij has taken his former agent, Sports Entertainment Group (SEG) to court after claiming they withheld information from him during his move from Lazio to Inter. This resulted in him being paid less than he expected. He received 4.75 million euros in damages.
“Ten years ago, it would have been unthinkable to achieve such a victory. We never doubted the work of the Nerazzurri. They were convinced that the player was informed of everything. In some ways they too have been damaged.
Stefan de Vrij has been heavily linked with a move away from Inter this summer as the club seek a transfer for Gleison Bremer from Turin. Sébastien Ledure believes that now is not the time to discuss his future.
“He has a contract for one more year and Stefan has just come out of a bad nightmare: now is not the time to think about anything else.”
Regarding how the court ruling may affect players in the future, Sebastian Ledure said: “Firstly, it will give players a better understanding of which agencies are acting correctly and which, on the other hand, are basically thinking about their own business. It’s not a small step.”
Stefan de Vrij is now represented by Mino Raiola, about whom the lawyer said: “There is a relationship of trust with Mino Raiola but without any mandate. If an interesting proposal comes up…”