Bas Dost signs new Sporting Lisbon deal despite training ground attack

Bas Dost
Image: Bas Dost has been in Portugal with Sporting for two years

Bas Dost has performed a U-turn and signed a new deal with Sporting Lisbon, just over a month after telling the club he was terminating his contract.

The Dutch striker was one of a number of Sporting players who told the Portuguese side they were cancelling their deals following a training ground assault by masked supporters.

A group of around 50 fans attacked the players, and Dost was left with head injuries requiring stitches.

However, the 29-year-old has now signed a three-year deal, saying: "I'm very pleased about it and I just want to look forward now.

"I signed here two years ago and really like this club. It has been a difficult time but I still have the overwhelming feeling that I belong here.

Sporting Lisbon are facing an uncertain future
Image: Sporting Lisbon are facing an uncertain future

"After the attack there were a lot of fans who supported me and for them I also want to stay."

Significant changes have taken place at Sporting since the training ground attack, with controversial president Bruno de Carvalho - who was accused of "psychological violence" by some players - being removed.

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A new manager, Jose Peseiro, has also been appointed.

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