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Tuesday March 11 2014
Mbaye agent warns Inter

Ibrahima Mbaye’s agent said Inter “ought to be grateful to Livorno” and he doesn’t want to renew his contract.

The 19-year-old Senegalese left-back struggled to get into the Nerazzurri first team, but has emerged as a starlet on loan in Tuscany, bagging a brace in the 4-2 defeat at Sampdoria on Sunday.

“Football is a strange thing, as it can mutate very quickly,” agent Beppe Accardi told Calcionews24.com.

“I believe he is not the only one growing at Livorno, as Francesco Bardi and Marco Benassi are also consistent and positive.

“I think Inter ought to be grateful to Livorno for what they are doing.”

Mbaye had been in negotiations with Lazio to move in part-exchange for Hernanes in January, but Inter pulled the plug.

It may well have been in vain, as his agent confirmed he’s likely to move on ahead of his contract expiry in June 2016.

“It’s true Inter want to renew, though I heard from director Piero Ausilio only once. If they really do intend to renew then they’re going to have to do it straight away, because we certainly have no interest in renewing.

“Or rather, the closer we get to the end of the contract, the better for us.”

Galatasaray manager Roberto Mancini was in the stands at Marassi for Sampdoria-Livorno on Sunday, so was it to view Mbaye?

“Everything is possible, but that seems strange. Mancini was one of Sampdoria’s most important players and going to see them play is normal.

“If during the game he noticed the young players at Sampdoria and Livorno and therefore also Mbaye, then it can only be pleasing.”

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