Sunday May 29 2011
Napoli confused by Matavz U-turn

Even the FIFA agent for Tim Matavz can't figure out where the move to Napoli went wrong. “Groningen changed the cards on the table.”

It was widely believed the striker would make the transfer to the San Paolo this summer after a January switch went past the deadline, but on Friday Groningen announced he would remain for another season.

“I too read the statement on the Groningen website,” agent and intermediary Nusret Jashari told

“I don't know what to say. In January the deal with Napoli was all done and was only postponed because of red tape.

“During the last few months some people pushed their way into the normal progress of negotiations, changing the cards on the table.

“Napoli did not accept the new parameters of the talks. I am truly disappointed and over the next few days hope to talk with the Groningen directors to find out what happened.”

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