Adrian Mutu confirms he split from his agents in a bid to revive his rapport with Fiorentina. “I was wrong and badly advised. I want to stay.”
The Romanian has been dropped ever since he stormed out of training on January 5, after learning he wouldn't be allowed to join Cesena.
Agents Victor and Giovanni Becali blamed Fiorentina directors for the situation, but now Mutu has decided to break up with his representatives.
“When I said I owed Fiorentina, I meant it and I still do,” said the striker in a Press conference this evening.
“I want to stay here and I want to give Fiorentina a hand so that I can return to the playing field.
“I am not here to cry, but to as always take responsibility and not hide from my actions after a difficult period.
“I am sorry for this situation. I was wrong; I made a mistake walking out on my team, the Coach and the club before the game with Bologna.
“The fact is I was poorly advised by my former agent.”
It now remains to be seen whether Fiorentina will accept the apology and try again.
Although he is frozen out of the squad, Viola directors have also stated he is off the market.