I believe that Sevilla should pay Las Palmas their share of the Vitolo clausula. This case is going to litigation and possible the justices. If no agreement is reached between the parties involved (three clubs, two agents and the player) then it will go to court where the judges may not look kindly on Sevilla’s non payment of the clausula % owed to Las Palmas. Sevilla should maintain their ‘injured party’ stance and let nothing stain their case or muddy the waters.
If Sevilla win outright, someone will have to pay more clausula, €10m more and possibly damages, without a crystal ball it’s difficult to say who. It might fall on Las Palmas, the player, his agent or Atletico. If it falls on Las Palmas then it would be the most expensive loan agreement in history and Atletico get off scott free. That would be a salutory lesson to conniving club presidents.
All Sevilla have to lose is their legal costs.