Bas Dost renews at Sporting CP

Dutch international striker and reported Sevilla target Bas Dost has renewed his contract at Sporting CP for a further three seasons.

The 29-year-old scored 34 goals in 49 games for Sporting last season but had reportedly requested to leave the Lisbon club on a free transfer.

The Lisbon-based club are in a state of disarray after several of their players rescinded their contracts, although it has yet to be confirmed if such cancellations are legally-binding.

Portugal international William Carvalho left Sporting to join Real Betis while goalkeeper Rui Patricio joined Wolverhampton Wanderers, with Gelson Martins reportedly close to a move to Atletico Madrid.

Last month, Estadio Deportivo reported Sevilla’s interest in the Dutchman with new Coach Pablo Machin hopeful of a ‘Cristhian Stuani-type’ target man, similar to his system at Girona last season.

Dost matches Sevilla’s profile, given he is ‘tall and a reference point but has quality and moves well in the box’, more so than current options Wissam Ben Yedder and Luis Muriel.

The striker has now had a change of heart on his future at Sporting and has now renewed his stay alongside Portuguese international midfielder Bruno Fernandes.

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