Sevilla's Del Nido blasts PSG over Kevin Gameiro transfer

Del Nido blasts PSG over Gameiro

July 26, 2013
By ESPN staff

Sevilla president Jose Maria Del Nido has hit out at Paris Saint-Germain, saying Kevin Gameiro's move from the French champions was "the worst transfer [negotiation] I've had to work on in my career".

Sevilla president Jose Maria Del Nido
APDel Nido said the transfer process included many 'adventures'.

Striker Gameiro was presented as a Sevilla player on Thursday after his €7.5 million move was wrapped up – but Del Nido told his club's official website: "We were treated badly - and that's putting it mildly.

"The fee was €7.5 million plus add-ons, payable in several instalments. They demanded payment up front at the last moment.

"That was just one of many 'adventures' in this affair. One problem followed another. Fortunately, the player really pushed to arrange things."

But his words prompted PSG to defend the way in which they had negotiated, with the French capital club releasing a statement on Friday.

It said they "respect the rules of courtesy and professionalism in all negotiations" and added: "When it comes to player transfers, it is legitimate and normal to demand bank guarantees from the buying club.

"If they encounter difficulties in obtaining a part of the sum due, we propose, as an alternative, payment upon signing.

"It was this solution which was taken by the president of Sevilla FC, Mr Del Nido, in the transfer of Kevin Gameiro."

The statement insisted PSG had "done everything to facilitate the move".

Information from the Press Association was used in this report.


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