Shakhtar FC director-general Serhiy Palkin questioned the club's existence if the foreign players leave the Donetsk team as foreign agents.
“FIFA gave (the players - LB.ua) the opportunity to leave on loan before the end of the season without our approval. It is not a complete transfer.
For example, Tete and Vitao decided to leave for “Lyon” and Brazilian “Inter” before the end of the season. Regarding Vinícius, it is a complete transfer to “Real” with an option to buy. We are discussing Marcos Antônio and Fernando,” Palkin said during the “Denisov time” broadcast.
“Regarding Dodo, Neres, and Pedrinho, the question is open. They have agents. We hope there will be a result, but it is complicated. There are rumors that the agents hope that after June 30, the players will be taken as free agents.
As I said, we have spoken to the UEFA president, and he said that it would not happen.
Because if it does, it puts the club's existence at risk,” the general director summarized his concerns.