Toronto FC makes no secret of the fact that forward Maximiliano Urruti has long been a transfer target.
But, on Tuesday, his Argentine club has said it will not let go the player without a fight, even though Urruti has left the club and is rumoured to be close to a TFC deal.
Newell’s Old Boys are not being subtle in the slightest. If you go to the club’s website, splashed on the front page is a defiant statement, telling all suitors that it’s hands off Urruti.
Urruti left the club; of that there’s no doubt. But Newell’s Old Boys’ management said the decision was not mutual, and demands that the forward return to work in Argentina.
According to Newell’s Old Boys, Urruti is under contract till 2014: “The team believes that the player is missing his contractual obligation and must report to work under the orders of his coaching staff. Should this not happen, Newell’s Old Boys will exercise appropriate legal mechanisms to defend their rights.”
The Twitterverse is filled with reports that Urruti was actually on his way to Toronto. But, publically, Newell’s Old Boys has not named and shamed Toronto FC. Officially, the matter is between club and the player. Urruti has been told to get his butt back to Argentina.
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