Saturday August 27 2011
Velez furious with Viola over Silva

Velez Sarsfield are furious with Fiorentina for apparently bypassing talks to pay Santiago Silva's buy-out clause.

The Viola cannot register the €1.7m signing yet, because they must first sell one of their non-EU players to a foreign club.

“We are stunned. Relations with Fiorentina were completely cut off,” said Velez director Julio Baldomar.

However, the Uruguayan striker insists it was a valid course of action to activate the buy-out clause in his contract.

“Velez will always be my home and I'll forever be grateful to the club and its fans. I cleared the air with the President and never had problems with anyone.

“Coming to Fiorentina was an important step for my career.”