Sevilla are still fuming at Tottenham Hotspur for snapping up their centre back Frederico Fazio, and are threatening legal action while last summer’s flop signing Erik Lamela promises to do better.
The International Business Times reports that the bitterness in the wake of Frederico Fazio’s move from Sevilla to Tottenham Hotspur rumbles on as the Spanish outfit has slapped a stadium ban on their former defender. While it is unlikely that the big Argentinian would be looking to join supporters for a La Liga game in Estadio Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán the gesture is indicative of the the sense of betrayal that lingers.
Club president Jose Castro was enraged and previously threatened legal action over the move claiming that, somehow, despite Spurs stumping up the £8 million release clause in the contract, the player was still tied to Sevilla.
“I cannot understand, but we have a legal team who will study what to do, this was neither a satisfactory or desired output. Tottenham paid the clause, but he will go when the contract is terminated,”
Castro has subsequently dropped calls for legal action, perhaps after his legal team explained that the chances of a successful court action were slim and that things like written contacts were more than just an inconvenience.
Meanwhile Argentine player Erik Lamela has reiterated his commitment to the north London outfit after having been linked with a number of clubs in Italy over the summer, according to The Express. The 22-year-old, who arrived came to Spurs from Roma in last summer’s Gareth Bale-funded spending spree was seen an exciting prospect who could possibly fill the Welshman’s boots.
Unfortunately, he utterly failed to live up to this billing, enduring a miserable season at White Hart Lane which was cut short by injury. Now Lamela wants to repay the club the £25 million they splashed out with performances on the pitch
“Last season was complicated for me because of injury, but I feel good now. And I have to thank Tottenham for their help and patience – they have always shown faith in me. I want to give them my best. I owe them that.”
Spurs fans wait in anticipation.
Dan O’Mahony, Pundit Arena.
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