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David Silva’s father explains Real Sociedad’s move

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David Silva joined Real Sociedad leaving Lazio criticizing the 2010 World Cup winner’s behavior in transfer dealings. 

Lazio thought they had their man. The rumor mill had all but made the signing a guaranteed deal. The odds on the move were shortened. But in the end, it came to nothing. 

Real Sociedad announced they had signed the mercurial midfielder on a free transfer. Silva has been given a two-year contract and would wear the #21.

Lazio felt they had been backstabbed and their response showed that. Sporting Director Igli Tare gave a scathing assessment of Silva in the whole dealings.

Silva’s father, David Jimenez, has come to the support of his son. He refuted claims made by Tare and shared that the talks were not as advanced as the Romans believed.

“When they told Lazio about the deal with Real, they did not react badly, in the end, there was nothing certain,” Football Italia quoted David Jimenez.

“There were contacts with Lazio, but also with Real and other teams, then my son decided to go to Real.”

“There was nothing closed, David was surprised by the reaction of the club. Anyone can decide what he wants, Lazio talked to his agent, not David.”

“So, I don’t understand why they bring him up as a man, he didn’t complete anything with Lazio. There were also other teams who had talked to him.”