carlos Mourinopresident of the RC Celtic, appeared this Thursday before the media during a press conference during which he spoke about the situation of Denis Suárez, whom the celestial club accuses of belonging to a representation agency which “trafficks” with child footballers, and Santi Mina, sentenced to four years in prison for sexual abuse. A coming out in which the highest representative of Vigo spoke very clearly about the two footballers, showing that RC Celta, in any case, will respect the law and continue to honor their contracts and train outside the group s ‘they do not agree. termination or exit to other clubs. “Santi Mina and Denis Suárez will continue to be paid month after month and that’s it,” added Mouriño, who underlined that “between the two they take 20% of the entire team’s budget” from RC Celta.
On the table of clubs like Villarreal CF, Sevilla FC, Real Betis or RCD Espanyol Given his complicated situation in the Vigo team, the truth is that the president of RC Celta warns his suitors and the footballer himself: “Denis is by no means going to leave for free.”
Celta president Carlos Mouriño accused the midfielder of ‘betraying’ the club with his ‘smear campaign’ and explained that the problem with Denis is an economic one: “He is carrying out a big smear campaign against the club for a year in all its social networks, in unconfirmed information, in opinions that speak of its close entourage.
On his file, he specifies: “He has a very high salary, but he already had it when we hired him. We have paid a lot for these three years. Was I wasting that effort on a whim? No. He wants to earn more money and become free. More than the net 12 million that arrived at Celta.
Mouriño said that the position of Denis Suarez This affects the club’s image ‘a lot’, which is why they sought a win-win solution, presenting up to four offers from other clubs. “We are not talking about whether the agency intervenes or not. He never approached us about the possibility of doing it directly. I never spoke with him and a manager once had a call with him and never escaped the possibility,” he added.
“Denis wins a real millionaire at Celta,” explained the sky blue manager, who said that one of the clubs interested in signing Denis was ready to pay him “12 million euros net over three years”. “He rejected this offer for having harmed Celta. In no case will I accept his blackmail”, insisted the president of the Vigo team, for whom the player’s decision has only one objective: to leave with the letter of release from the Galician club.
It should be noted that, along with European LaLiga clubs, Denis Suárez has also been linked with the Galatasaray, in Turkey.
“We sent him four offers from clubs and some paid him more than here, but he rejected them all. He asked a Champions team for a lot of money not to close the operation, knowing that this operation benefited us,” he explained.
Denis, “at no time” was he separated
Mouriño also clarified that Denis Suarez “At no time” was he separated from the team as he denounced before the Association of Spanish Players (AFE): “He has breakfast and lunch with the team, trains with his teammates and when you have to prepare for the game, it’s when he’s not participating. He does more than 70% of the same as his peers, but he plays the victim. And it went well.”
Finally, he ruled out the possibility of settling disputes with Denis Suárez because “he betrayed Celta, he has been lying for a year and I will never allow that. I will go to Balaídos for the first league game with my head held high because I think we made the right decisions”.
Santi Mina, another problem for Mouriño and Celta
Regarding the situation of Santi Mina, who has appealed his four-year prison sentence, it is another of the big problems facing Celta this summer. When the president was asked about the possibility of firing the striker, he said: “If I fire him, I have to pay him the full contract and that would be a reward for his mistake. Also, it would affect the salary cap. So I don’t need. So they will continue to charge month after month and that’s it.”
He also clarified why he had signed it at the time, since the complaint for sexual abuse already existed at the time: “He and the lawyer tell us about a form of extortion, and that he does not there was nothing. I got carried away with the return operation and I was wrong. I should have taken precautions and put a clause. I apologize to the fans.”