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Sunday June 16 2013
Villarreal file against River Plate

Villarreal have reportedly filed a lawsuit against River Plate over a €9m purchase of percentage shares in a number of the Argentine side’s players.

During Jose Maria Aguilar’s reign as President, the Yellow Submarine reportedly paid €9m to take a 50 per cent share in seven players on River’s books.

In 2008, it was apparently agreed that Villarreal’s payment for Andres Rios, Damian Lizio, Gustavo Bou, Gustavo Cabral, Gaston Gauna, Maximiliano Oliva and Matias Abeleiras would see any of the players switch between the clubs in the coming seasons, or at least see the Spanish receive a half share in transfer fees received for them.

However, in seeing neither scenario reportedly materialise, Villarreal have now allegedly filed an €11m lawsuit against River for compensation.

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