Italian club Fiorentina to sue Egyptian ace Salah

Fiorentina's Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Salah looks on during the Italian Tim cup football match Juventus Vs Fiorentina on March 5, 2015 at the "Juventus Stadium" in Turin. (File Photo: AFP)

Egyptian soccer superstar Mohammad Salah is set to be sued by Italian club Fiorentina due to his refusal to remain with the club after his loan agreement was over, reported on Friday.

Salah joined the Florence-based club on loan from Chelsea football club in January. Fiorentina had the option to extend the loan agreement for another year and buy the pacey attacker for a certain fee at the end of the 2015-16 season.

"The player, through his representative, rejected the offer of improvement of his contract and he has even expressed his intention to be transferred to another club and not answer a call-up that had already been submitted," a statement released on Fiorentina's official website on Friday read.

The Egyptian winger’s agent, Ramy Abbas, reacted furiously to the clubs threatening legal action.

"Please note, in response to the Viola’s [Fiorentina] press release, that at the moment Salah is a Chelsea player,” he stated.

“We referred to the document signed by all [three] parties in January, which is clear, crystal clear, and it’s regrettable that Fiorentina are now talking about legal proceedings.

“It’s very sad to see a great club like Fiorentina make such pathetic attempts to renege on their agreements, and their written contractual obligations.

“Salah would like to play for a club with different moral and professional values.”

Salah has impressed greatly during his loan spell in Florence, scoring nine goals and assisting four more.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:45 - GMT 06:45