Camoranesi agent hits out
Fortunato unhappy after Birmingham deal falls through
Last Updated: August 12, 2010 8:52pm
Camoranesi: Deal fell through
Mauro Camoranesi's representative has criticised a fellow agent following the collapse of the midfielder's move to Birmingham City.
Juventus veteran Camoranesi had held talks with Birmingham regarding a transfer to the Premier League, but an agreement could not be reached.
Blues boss Alex McLeish has revealed that he pulled out of a deal for the 33-year-old after having a rethink during the protracted negotiations.
However, the World Cup winner's representative Sergio Fortunato is unhappy with Vlado Borozan, who was acting for Birmingham in Italy, after the Fifa agent claimed he is unable to disclose the reasons for the deal not going through.
Turned the cards
"I don't understand the words of this man (Borozan). If he knows the reasons for the break in negotiations and can't say, it's better for him to shut up," Fortunato told Sky Italia.
"There is only one truth: first they told us that Camoranesi would earn so much, then when we went to Birmingham that figure became half.
"If I organise a meeting in Turin and they tell me a figure, then I meet with Juve and come to an agreement with them, then I go to England and they tell me another number then the deal is blown.
"It's not like we went to Birmingham with Camoranesi for a walk. You can see that this guy is not accustomed to dealing with important players. Things changed there.
"He should take responsibility for what he said because I know what they wrote to me, I still have the piece of paper with what this Borozan, I don't even know his name, offered. When I went there everything had changed. That's not right.
"The truth is this. If he came here and told us what they could really give to Camoranesi, we would have considered it. Instead he turned the cards on the table. So he should not come out and say these things."
Fortunato admits that Camoranesi, who has been with Juventus since 2002, could now stay with the Serie A giants.
"How are we going to resolve it all? I don't know," he added. "It's not in our hands anymore.
"We have done everything we could. We went to Birmingham and everything seemed settled, Camo talked with the coach, then this happened.
"If it doesn't happen with Birmingham, it's not a problem, we'll find another solution. Everyone knows Camoranesi in the world.
"Will he stay at Juve? I'm not ruling that out, I'm not ruling out anything, how can I rule out something?"