Sunday August 19 2018
Falque: 'I deserve Torino respect'

Torino forward Iago Falque blasted the club for putting him on the market. “I deserve more respect. If I leave, it’ll be with my head held high.”

The Granata were beaten 1-0 by a late Edin Dzeko volley this evening, but the tension exploded at the Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino after the final whistle.

“I think they’ve been talking about my exit for a while, yet I’ve proved that I can keep to a consistent level,” Falque told TMW.

“I deserve more respect and not to be talked about like this. There are 12 days to go and we’ll see what happens.”

Although the Serie A transfer window is shut, he could still be sold to clubs abroad, such as Spain, France or Germany.

“I think that after two years at Torino, there shouldn’t be any more doubts on me. There are few players who scored 12 goals in two years when playing on the wing at Toro.

“If I leave, it’ll be with my head held high, because I know I did well at Torino. If I am to stay, I’ll do it as a professional, as always.”

Signing Simone Zaza from Valencia and Roberto Soriano from Villarreal on transfer deadline day makes it more likely that the Granata will let Iago Falque go.

Director of sport Gianluca Petrachi dropped several hints that would be the case today too.

“We have a lot of forwards at our disposal and it’s possible someone will come to ask for a player. We’ll evaluate it, figure out who has the most offers and above all what the options are.

“We don’t need to sell, but if the opportunity arrives for someone to play more regularly elsewhere, we’ll try to take it. If some club from Germany arrives with the money, we are open for business.”

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