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Brady in FIFA blast

Filed: Saturday, 10th September 2011
By: Staff Writer

Karren Brady has revealed that Brescia are yet to pay any of the fees that prompted West Ham's request to suspend former striker Alessandro Diamanti's registration.

West Ham's vice-chair, speaking in Saturday's edition of The Sun revealed that the Serie B club will owe United instalments worth around 1.5million in regards to Diamanti's August 2010 transfer by the end of next week.

Brady also hit out at the game's ruling body FIFA, who she claimed had effectively ignored West Ham United's request for intervention into the case that has dragged on for several months.

"Chasing your money in Europe is hard work," she said. "450,000 has been due for so long we've been in touch with the Italian federation and FIFA to impose some kind of sanction, but the money still isn't immediately forthcoming.

"Another million plus is due next week and there's still no sign of the first payment. FIFA have done nothing more than yawn.

"It isn't as if Brescia don't have the funds. They have just sold the Italian international to Bologna. In England, our leagues would be down on us like a ton of Mike Ashleys."

Elsewhere in her weekly column Brady appeared to take a veiled dig at the departing Scott Parker, who forced through a deadline day move to Tottenham by way of a transfer request.

Referring to the recent transfer of Cesc Fabregas from Arsenal to Barcelona, Brady commented: "Barcelona vice-president Josep Maria Bartomeu boasts that Fabregas made a fuss about re-joining his boyhood club.

"Top-class football has to find a way for clubs to beat the Catch-22 trap that leaves them with little choice but to sell an unsettled, contracted player at a less-than-market price, regardless of their own interests."

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by g portugal
07:17AM 10th Sep 2011
''She is spot on. It is appalling how Brescia is carrying on and we should charge them interest and pursue them in the courts.

She is also correct on player contracts. A contract should be a firm commitment, like it is in any other industry or part of society. And if a player wants to leave clubs shud not be obliged to sell him at below market prices. Players have all the upside with none of the risk - if it all goes pear-shaped, then they just bugger off to a new club.''

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