Scottish prodigy Ryan Gauld victim of bizarre power move

Ryan Gauld has found himself the victim of a bizarre spat after being hastily recalled from a loan deal at Vitoria Setubal by his parent club Sporting Lisbon.

Ryan Gauld was on loan at Vitoria from Sporting. Picture: SNS

It is alleged that Sporting boss Jorge Jesus made the decision out of anger after seeing his side eliminated by Vitoria in the Portuguese league cup.

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Gauld and fellow Sporting loanee Andre Geraldes were both absent from the Vitoria squad as the hosts won 2-1 thanks to a controversial late penalty, scored by striker Edinho.

It is alleged the pair were immediately recalled by Sporting and will now be transferred straight back into the club’s B team.

According to Portuguese website Ojogo, match-winner Edinho wrote on Facebook: “With all this, who paid the bill were Ryan and Geraldes that had to return to Sporting and are no longer part of our squad. They went to the B team.”

Gauld was beginning to build-up a good head of steam with the Primeira Liga side, having established himself in the starting XI recently following a slow beginning to his loan spell.

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