Dost re-signs with Sporting CP after initially rescinding contract
Bas Dost has returned to Sporting CP and signed a three-year contract just five weeks after rescinding his previous deal as a result of being attacked by fans in May.
Sporting endured a turbulent campaign last season, with things spiralling out of control after the club's then president Bruno de Carvalho publicly criticised players on social media following a Europa League defeat to Atletico Madrid.
Dost was then caught up in Sporting's tumult in May when a group of radical supporters interrupted training, smashed up the changing rooms and attacked players, with pictures later surfacing of the Netherlands international with two cuts on his head.
The 29-year-old striker, who has remarkably scored 61 goals in as many league games for Sporting, was one of nine players to cancel his contract as a result of the violence.
But, with De Carvalho ousted, Dost has returned and reached an agreement with Sporting after being assured of improved security.
Bas Dost equipado à Peyroteo... Era possível encaixar mais golos na mesma fotografia? ⚡️⚽️ pic.twitter.com/5s8OlUYYDh
— Sporting Clube de Portugal (@Sporting_CP) July 21, 2018
Sat alongside new president Sousa Cintra, Dost said: "This is a very special moment for me. I've had a hard time.
"Two years ago, when I came here, I fell in love with the club. I lived two good seasons, then we all know that an attack happened. [It was] a terrible situation for all the people of Sporting.
"I went home, had a long holiday and I thought about a lot of things. Actually, my feeling for Sporting has never died inside me. I know this is the right choice because this is my club.
"I'm not afraid. They assured me that there was an increase in security."