Tuesday July 22 2014
Gomez refuses Ukraine return

Ex-Catania striker Alejandro Gomez has “no intention of coming back” to Ukraine club Metalist Kharkiv and calls Fiorentina.

The forward made the transfer in August 2013 for €7m, but after six players deserted the Shakhtar Donetsk squad during a friendly in France, Gomez announced he’ll follow suit.

“I cannot stay in Ukraine with the political situation as it is and people being killed in the street,” he told

“It’s an anguished situation, very unstable, as we are all sad and living in a state of panic.

“After what happened with the Malaysian plane, I have no intention of coming back. The situation is too unstable and I will stay in Buenos Aires.

“Until there can be guarantees of safety, I cannot expose my family to these dangers.”

Fiorentina had been very close to signing ‘Papu’ Gomez last summer, so they would be the most logical next destination.