Man City and the City Football Group have been subjected to media criticism following the report that an agreement to bring Savio, a Ligue 1 player but on loan at Girona to England in the next summer has been reached.
Savio who was loaned to Girona from Troyes has caught the attention of many European clubs, including Manchester City. The Cityzens plan to give him a chance under Pep Guardiola next summer and all documents to make this happen has been signed, according to Fabrizio Romano.
Former PSG star Jerome Rothen blasted Man City over their interest in France football and urged the City Group to get out because France football does not need them and their money.
Rothen barked: “I just want to say to the City group: ‘Get out, French football doesn’t need you.’ I’m not ashamed to say, we don’t need them.”
He claimed that City are using Troyes as a springboard for certain players. He said Savio could have contributed to Troyes and Ligue 1 if allowed to play in France.
“It p***es me off. Everything is summarized through Savinho. They are using this club as a springboard for certain players. He is a quality player who could have contributed things at Troyes.
“Since they’ve been here, it’s been a disaster. They sold us a club that must win and is last in Ligue 1, and when they arrived they were last in Ligue 2. There is no stability there.
“With Savio, we have passed a milestone, we must denounce it. And if the protests are not enough, don’t come to the stadium anymore, leave them in their s***, make them understand that after a while they will have to leave.”