Josip Ilicic’s agent has slammed the false transfer stories surrounding his client, but conceded that at this time, he is not happy at Palermo.
Ilicic’s form has taken a nosedive in recent weeks, with performances drawing audible criticism from fans during games.
Subsequently, the player has been linked with a move out of the Renzo Barbera - this morning saw him pushed towards Inter.
However, his agent has slammed such rumours, suggesting that the youngster will stay with the Rosanero into next season.
“Enough with the transfer rumours, I am speaking now,” Amir Ruznic told LiveSicilia on Monday.
“The link to Inter is incorrect, this is not happening. I deny any negotiation, Josip has no agreements with anyone, and this is not the time to talk anyway.
“There is no giving up on certain news stories, I am very bitter.”
Ruznic turned his attention to the player’s state of mind and the effect his home crowd’s jeers are having on it.
“He’s going through a particular stage, for now he is not the player he was last season, he is not happy, he needs to find the right setting.
“It’s just a moment, it will pass, he will return to his best. The whistles, however, he feels them and they hurt him. Even in his last performance, people were mumbling, and this certainly does not help.
“Fans pay the ticket and can do whatever they want, but the whistles, turning up your nose, they certainly do not help. For a player they are always wrong. We must trust him, it is a difficult period.
“I have spoken with Josip, he is not happy, he wants to do more, but I can assure you he is not thinking of the market or of leaving Palermo.”
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