Next Game

Monaco v Lyon

Sunday, 01 February 2015, 20:00

French Ligue 1

Last Game

Lille 0 - 1 Monaco

Saturday, 24 January 2015, 16:00

French Ligue 1

Abidal agent in Monaco blast

Eric Abidal's agent has hit out at Monaco for their handling of discussions regarding a deal for the defender.

Last Updated: 03/07/13 at 13:20 Post Comment

Eric Abidal: Available as a free agent following release by Barcelona

Eric Abidal: Available as a free agent following release by Barcelona

Abidal is available on a free transfer following his release by Barcelona.

He had been offered an ambassadorial role at Camp Nou, but is looking to prolong his playing career on the back of liver transplant surgery.

It is expected that he will return to his native France, with Nice, Lyon and Paris Saint-Germain all linked with his services.

It was, however, Monaco who were believed to be leading the chase for the 33-year-old full-back, but they now appear to be out of the running after leaving Abidal and his representative frustrated.

"I no longer have any news from Monaco", David Venditelli, Abidal's agent, said in L'Equipe.

"The way they handled the case is disturbing, and was up to the limit of being disrespectful.

"Monaco had the opportunity to show that they were not just a club interested in money by taking a free player. They did not do so.

"I respect their sporting choice of not going for Eric Abidal. What I do not accept is the way people are treated."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

S

o Brendan is full of sh!t, who'd have thought it eh?

fatbob30
Carroll accuses Rodgers

P

resumably, you wanted to keep the version of Downing that was never seen at Anfield. The one that another manager has managed to re-create. The one you passed over.

badwolf
Rodgers: I wanted to keep Downing

T

he uber commercialisation of the 90s has led to the point where this overly familar, try hard, jolly hockey sticks type fronts up a major football match on a weekly basis. Unlike the great presenters of yesteryear, I doubt he would even recognise the scent of Brut.

mufc phil
Football On TV: Jake Humphrey

Footer 365

Premier League: Louis van Gaal warns Champions League spot will be tough for Manchester United to secure

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has told his players it will be tough to secure a Champions League spot.

Transfer news: Crystal Palace confirm the signing of Senegal defender Pape Souare

Crystal Palace have confirmed the signing of Senegal defender Pape Souare from Lille, subject to a work permit.

Nemanja Matic says Chelsea happy to maintain their five-point Premier League lead

Midfielder Nemanja Matic was happy to take a point after Chelsea's 1-1 draw with Manchester City.

Mail Box

'Costa Is A Bad Man. Suarez Is Not'

That's quite some claim. And yes, unfortunately we are still talking about this. We also have mails on Ronaldinho, possible replacements for Yaya Toure and more...

Red Mist Better Than Calculated Costa?

Hmmm. We're not sure about this argument - one Mailbox says Luis Suarez is easier to forgive because he is a little loco. We also have mails on Studge and more...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company