Tuesday February 20 2018
Hagi: 'Corvino a dictator!'

Romania legend Gheorghe Hagi called Fiorentina director of sport Pantaleo Corvino “a worse dictator than General Ceausescu.”

His 19-year-old son, Ianis Hagi, had joined the Viola in 2016, but returned to FC Viitorul in January after failing to get playing time.

“The Viola directors lied to both me and Ianis. They had three offers when he returned to us in Romania and a great Coach had said my son could be compared to Francesco Totti,” Gheorghe Hagi told

“They fined him because he said he was disappointed at not playing for the club. Corvino does everything there, he’s a worse dictator than General Ceausescu.

“Fiorentina have a budget of €100m and are in 11th place with Stefano Pioli on the bench. Everyone was curious to see Ianis play and he did great things with the Primavera youth team, but they never let him develop.

“Fiorentina have lost a great player who one day could compete to win the Ballon d’Or.”

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