‘He Is Not Worthy Of Our City Or Shirt’ – Fiorentina Left Seething Over Dimitar Berbatov U-Turn

Chris Wright

30th, August 2012


By Chris Wright

It seemed to all and sundry that Dimitar Berbatov was on the cusp of joining Fiorentina yesterday afternoon, with a three-year contract waiting for him on the boardroom table at the Artemio Franchi as he flew in from Manchester.

However, it would appear that Berba had a sudden change of heart after touching down in Italy somewhere, ‘disappearing’ from the airport despite Fiorentina having paid for his flight – with rumours abound that his agent had begun talks with both Juventus and Fulham while they were in transit.

Needless to say, La Viola were not amused, in fact they were downright pissed off – issuing the following statement on their official website:

“Fiorentina announce that the transfer for Dimitar Berbatov definitively collapsed after an agreement with Manchester United had been concluded (with shared exchange of contracts, the first instalment paid and the financial guarantees for the second instalment ratified) and after reaching a verbal agreement with the player over his contract.

“During today the English club had allowed their player the written permission to come to Florence for a medical and to sign his contract.

“The player got on the flight with his agent (using) tickets paid for by Fiorentina. He never arrived in Florence.

“This was down to outlandish and arrogant behaviour of other clubs, who have nothing to do with fair play and sporting ethics that go even beyond the confines of fairness.

“As for the player, apart from his characteristics and his value on the field, at this stage we are happy he didn’t come to Fiorentina. He did not deserve our city, to wear our jersey or the values that represent it.”

As we say, not happy.

The latest word from Juventus comes courtesy of director general Giuseppe Marotta, who told Sky Italia his club acted with ‘maximum fairness’ and that Juve only gave Berba’s agent a tinkle after they heard he’d rejected Fiorentina’s advances.

We’ll keep you posted…

Posted in FAIL, Man Utd, Serie A, Transfers & Rumours

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  1. C says:

    Very cunty move by The Berbinator.

  2. Jason Steal says:

    Rumour has it he has now rejected Juventus because his wife didn’t want to leave UK. Obviously he will be joining Fulham then. Not bad not bad I was hoping he would stay in the Premier League

  3. kct says:

    How dare he think of his family’s long-term happiness; when Fiorentina (and its city, shirt and values) come calling. You must simply say yes and not question you’re wife and little child’s wishes. What a w*nker!

  4. Joe says:

    Well, he won’t make up for the loss of Dembele but a pretty decent signing nonetheless. Anyone else think he kind of looks like Sheldon Cooper?

  5. Wynton says:

    @ kct… Fair enough. But why did he enter into negotiations with Fiorentina and got on that plane to Florence in the first place then?

  6. kct says:

    @kct: obvious troll is obvious.

  7. Jarren says:

    @Joe: Haha! Me and my wife watch The Big Bang Theory and I thought the exact same thing!

  8. Asap says:

    What the hell. He looks more like Oprah Winfrey than Sheldon Cooper…him and Sheldon don’t even qualify for a shit lookalike

  9. http://en.violachannel.tv/breaking-news-detail/items/fiorentina-berbatov-and-the-boundaries-of-fairness.html says:

    Hahaha what a sad little team, браво на митко, if he’d signed for fiorentina I’d be genuinely dissapointed. He could do so much better than a shitty little club who’s glory days have long since come and gone but who still think they’yre the shit.

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