Borja Valero reportedly told Fiorentina fans that he was threatened with a season in the stands if he didn’t sign for Inter.
The Spanish midfielder is on the verge of a transfer to Inter for around €7m, but the player has been notably silent on the situation.
According to FirenzeViola.it, Borja Valero told supporters while on vacation that he was being effectively thrown out of the club he loved.
He allegedly told them that he had turned down a move to China in January, which infuriated director of sport Pantaleo Corvino.
A few months later, Corvino then reportedly threatened to leave him in the stands if he rejected the transfer to Inter.
Borja Valero has always said he wants to remain in Florence for the rest of his career and recently even got a tattoo on his arm of the co-ordinates of the city’s legendary Ponte Vecchio.
This will likely further inflame the fractious rapport between the Viola ultras and club after the Della Valle brothers announced they were ready to sell Fiorentina.