Lazio are reportedly furious at David Silva’s behaviour, as it’s claimed he didn’t even tell them he was signing for Real Sociedad instead.
The deal was seemingly done last week with a medical booked in Rome, a three-year contract worth €4m per season including bonuses, with perks such as a personal driver and use of a private jet.
However, reports over the last few days stated he was not answering calls from the Biancocelesti directors and had been given an ultimatum of today to make a decision.
According to Sky Sport Italia, David Silva didn’t even tell Lazio that he had signed for Real Sociedad, so they only found out once the Liga club released their statement this evening.
This perceived total lack of respect infuriated Lazio, who thought he was just taking time to give Manchester City a proper goodbye after 10 years in England.
Instead, the 34-year-old has signed a shorter, less lucrative contract with Real Sociedad, snubbing a Lazio side who are in the Champions League.
He wanted a return home to Spain after such a long time away from his family, but Lazio sources insist he had given the all-clear only to then vanish.
There were some rumours of other clubs showing an interest, but the Real Sociedad development was a genuine shock to even the most seasoned transfer gossip specialists.
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