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Fabiano admits close switch to French side

Luis Fabiano said earlier today that he was suppose to make a switch to Lige 1 club, Olympique de Marseille, after having agreed to terms with the club but unfortunately the deal did not fall through. Although the Brazilian striker would have been delighted with a move back to the French side, Fabiano admitted that the price tag put on him was just to high for Marseille or other clubs to reach.

According to Ligue’s 1 official site, Fabiano was quoted saying the following:

“I got quite a few interesting offers, but the price tag on me was quite high, and no club met Sevilla’s asking price. It was an honor to be contacted by Marseille. Sevilla only had to accept their offer. I’d talked to my bosses at the club and told them that I was ready to go there. I said ‘yes’, because I know the size of the club. It’s a big club. I didn’t for their hand. It’s flattering to feel wanted by clubs of that caliber. However, my employers had the last word, it’s only normal.”

I was definitely surprised when Fabiano didn’t make a switch from Sevilla this summer. Having been linked with a move to a number of high quality clubs, I figured that the price Sevilla were holding out for was just to much. However, with the limited playing time that Fabiano has been getting, I don’t understand why the Spanish club did not end up dealing him off.

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