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  01/02/2013: Tare: "Negotiations started on January 7th"
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It was on and then it was off. The media jumped to conclusions about the Felipe Anderson deal yesterday allowing Lazio fans to believe a dream had become reality only for the transfer to fall through as the transfer window came to a close. The media have alleged that Lotito is to blame for not increasing the offer but the reality is different according to Igli Tare:

"We started today with an offer and have tried everything possible to conclude the deal as it would be the icing on the cake. We have an agreement up to a certain point but it was complicated by the fact that a company owns 50% of the player. We offered 7.5 million euro + 30% of future sale of the player but Santos and the third party could not agree on how to split the money. Why did it not end sooner? To improve this team, we must bring in players who can make a significant improvement to the team and sometimes these negotiations cannot be concluded overnight. The negotiations began on the 7th January and we have to accept what we can and cannot achieve."

Tare still intends to get Felipe Anderson into Rome:

"It is our desire and the desire of the player to get this deal finalised in the summer. Are we competitive? Don't look at other teams, if we brought in Felipe Anderson that was another positive for us, but we have what it takes to be competitive to the end. We are in the Coppa Italian final, progressed in Europa League and are 3rd in Serie A. There is no reason to question the quality of this team."

Tare is positive that new signing Bruno Pereirinha can make a difference:

"I like him, we wanted him in the summer and made an offer but Sporting rejected as they wanted to prolong the contract. We have followed the rules in January and have got him with a small contribution being made to Sporting upon future sale, a fair agreement. He comes as a right-back but can play wide in midfield or in the same position as Gonzalez. We need to cover ourselves to be competitive and when an opportunity like this arises, you must take it."


Author: Cathal Mullan
 
 
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