Tuesday January 31 2012
Fiorentina lost El Hamdaoui deal

Fiorentina are blaming Ajax for the last-minute collapse of Mounir El Hamdaoui’s transfer to Florence on deadline day.

La Viola have issued a communication to the Italian media suggesting that a deal for the 27-year-old Moroccan forward had been agreed, both with the club and the player, but that Ajax put the stoppers on the switch at the last minute.

This was reportedly because they had asked for a bank guarantee statement from Fiorentina that would assure them of payment on the transfer, but that it was requested too late into proceedings.

There was not time to acquire this before the 7pm Italian time deadline passed and the transfer subsequently fell through.

Interestingly, El Hamdaoui saw a move to Espanyol on the last day of summer transfer window fall through for reportedly similar reasons.

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