Marseille snare Mears on loan

01 September 2008 07:00
Tyrone Mears has finalised his controversial season-long loan switch from Derby County to Marseille. The French side also have the chance to sign the full-back on a permanent basis for 1.5million Euros if the loan deal is a success. Last week furious Rams boss Paul Jewell had blasted the 25-year-old after he flew to Marseille without permission from the club. "To jump on a plane and go and train with another club without permission is an absolute disgrace and an afront to Derby County and the supporters," said Jewell. "I've dealt with a lot of things in football but this is incredible. "Tyrone came to see me at about 4pm on Thursday and I said to him 'are you willing to go on trial and he said no'. "He's an established player, why should he go on trial? He wouldn't go on trial to a club in this country, something he agreed with."

Source: ESA