Sevilla Confirm They Will Take Legal Action Against Parties Involved in Vitolo Transfer
Sevilla have confirmed they are going to take action against Atletico Madrid and Las Palmas for the way they behaved with regards to Vitolo's recent transfer.
Club president Jose Castro had actually announced that the Spaniard had agreed a new deal at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium, but just days later Atletico confirmed his signing on a five-year deal, after the player changed his mind following a phonecall from them.
Because of their transfer ban, Vitolo has been loaned out to Las Palmas because Atleti are not allowed to register players until January, and he supposedly bought out his own contract - it later transpired though that this was funded by Atletico.
A statement on the matter from the club via their official site read: "The Sevilla FC Board of Directors, who met on Friday for a regular session in the Zahara room of the Los Lebreros hotel for about six hours, have agreed to take legal action against the parties involved in Vitolo’s departure from the club, such as the player himself, his father, the Bahía representation agency, and clubs Atlético de Madrid and UD Las Palmas, where the Gran Canaria-born Spanish international will spend next season.
"The club have already entrusted two law firms with the case, to defend the interests of the entity. Sevilla FC reached an agreement to extend Vitolo’s contract on the 10th of July, backed by written documentation in Sevilla’s possession, which the player decided to break unilaterally."
Vitolo spent four years at Sevilla following a move from his boyhood club Las Palmas. Last season he scored six goals and managed six assists, and he could now find himself the subject of a messy situation.