Reds target in wages row
By Mark Kendall & Francisco Acedo. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
A row over unpaid wages is holding up Victor's proposed move from Deportivo La Coruna to Liverpool.
Liverpool and Depor have already agreed a deal for the 29-year-old with The Reds having drawn up a three-and-a-half year contract for the Spaniard.
He is scheduled to fly to England on Monday afternoon to undertake a medical ahead of signing on Tuesday, but is currently at loggerheads with Depor over his package to leave the Primera outfit.
The former Real Madrid man insists Depor are pressuring him to give up a portion of his wages to complete his switch to Anfield.
Understandably, the midfielder is far from happy with the situation and has hit out at his employers for trying to take advantage of him.
"What I won't have is them trying to take advantage of me with the settlement payment," he told Voz de Galicia.
"What's more they are only small amounts, monthly payments of my image rights and other small things.
"I won't let them manipulate me, it's a question of principals."
The player is to meet Depor president Augusto Cesar Lendoiro on Monday morning to try and iron out the problems and should still complete his move to England before the deadline.
Indeed, he insists Depor have made it clear they are looking for him to depart having not opened talks over a contract extension.
"It's clear that they would prefer me to leave because they have not called me about a new contract," he added.
However, this is not the first time an outgoing player has complained at Depor's conduct ahead of a transfer from the club and Victor seems determined to hold out for what he is owed.