There were growls of discontent audible from the Sunderland fans’ booth after a football agent revealed that his clients Vito Mannone and Fabio Borini were set to leave the club when they got relegated.
However, they have all cheered in unison after David Moyes angrily reacted to the comments by Roberto De Fanti.
David Moyes hit out at Roberto De Fanti for stirring things up while players are still under contract.
Sunderland are ten points adrift of safety at the foot of the Premier League going into the final few games of the season and tomorrow’s home game against West Ham United could be the last chance to salvage something.
De Fanti, who used to be the Director of Football at Sunderland, told the Italian media that both of his clients – Vito Mannone and Fabio Borini – would leave Sunderland if they went down and so would a number of other star players.
However, Moyes has hit back, asking him to show more respect.
As reported by The Chronicle, the Sunderland gaffer said:
“Well the first thing I would say is that it is wrong for any agent to talk about players while they are under contract.
“When it is someone who we know we’re talking about [De Fanti as Sunderland’s former director of football], you’d think that would mean they would even more respect [for Sunderland].
“It isn’t a breach [of contract] to talk about your player while he is under contract, but it certainly isn’t the correct way for an agent to do (things).”
The Sunderland fans by the bar also agree that De Fanti’s comments are unsavoury at this point of the season and they think that he should have waited until the summer to disclose that information.
Sunderland fans – what do you think? Was De Fanti out of order or is he acting within his rights? Let us know in the comments below…
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