Senegal Midfielder Verbally Attacks La Liga Club President After Failed Move to Lyon on Deadline Day
- Senegal midfielder Pathe Ciss is set to remain at Rayo Vallecano after a move to Lyon fell through on transfer deadline day
- Ciss has now blamed the La Liga club as he attacked the club president of being too greedy which caused the collapse of the deal
- Rayo Vallecano are presently 7th on the La Liga table as the mid-table Spanish club is pushing to qualify for Europe next season
Senegal midfielder, Pathe Ciss is obviously furious with Rayo Vallecano president Raul Martin Presa after his purported transfer to Lyon fell through on deadline day.
The Rayo Vallecano midfielder was due to move to Lyon in a deal worth €6m plus €5m in variables after agreeing personal terms with the Ligue 1 giants.
According to Football Espana, Ciss didn’t hold back on his attack of the club president when it was gathered Rayo asked for a further €1m at the last minute which caused the collapse of the deal.
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“They have been selfish; they have behaved badly. They have only thought of their interests and have been irresponsible and disrespectful. That is why it has not been done.”
Ciss will have to remain at Rayo Vallecano until at least the end of the season as the club pushes to seal a European spot.
Rayo president assaulted by player’s agent
Meanwhile, Pathe Ciss’ incident is just the latest chapter in a number of events that have seen Rayo Vallecano president Raul Martin Presa on the end of significant ire.
According to ESPN, Presa has claimed in September 2022 that he was assaulted and left hospitalized by a football agent as he negotiated a deal to sign Espanyol striker Raul de Tomas.
Presa had pressed charges against Ivan Garcia, who works for the agency ICM Stellar, for headbutting him during a meeting in Madrid in August.
Rayo goalkeeper makes strange request
Earlier, Sports Brief reported Rayo Vallecano goalkeeper Stole Dimitrievski doesn’t want anything from a fellow player; instead, he wants something from Real Madrid coach Carlos Ancelotti.
Dimitrievski wanted Ancelotti’s waistcoat. Dimitrievski is a huge fan of the Madrid manager and admires his style of coaching and his handling of his players during a game.
Ancelotti is one of football’s best-dressed managers, and his waistcoat has become a familiar sight on the touchlines.
Source: Sports Brief News