Atletico’s Football Director,  Eduardo Maluf,  told the press yesterday that not only is  his club no longer interested in signing Anelka but they will enter with a representation at FIFA against his agent, Christian Casini.  According to Maluf,  Atletico had a pre contract signed with the player and had issued tickets to Brazil for him,  his brother Claude Anelka and Casini .

a fan with a banner written Welcome Anelka. But he is not any longer

NOT welcome any more

“We had a pre contract that would see Anelka playing for us until December 2015”, said Maluf.  The club has lost its patience and feels disrespected as they have been waiting for his arrival in Minas since 6th of April. Different reasons have been given and the last one, Anelka is in Kwait taking part on a religious event (he turned Muslim) was the last straw. The club deadline was last Thursday,  10th.

The newspapers in Europe seem not to be surprised at all and the English Daily Mail even jokes as hinting at “I told you so”.

About Betise Assumpcao Head

Communicator, specialized in Media Relations, Reputation, Crisis Management, corporate or individual. I started as a Sports Journalist (7 years, Mains newspapers and magazines in Brazil) turned into World Wide Press Officer (Senna 1990/1994), been to Games in Barcelona Atlanta, London & Rio 2016. Italy, Germany & Brazilian World Cups.

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