Tigers snub Juninho deal
07 Jul 2007 - 15:28:43
The agent of former Middlesbrough and Celtic star Juninho has hit out at Hull City, after a projected return to England hit the rocks.
The 34-year-old midfielder had been keen on one more stint in England, but the Tigers' new chairman, Paul Duffen, seems to have pulled the plug on the deal.
Juninho's agent, Jonathan Hassall, fumed: "We just feel that he's a new guy who has come into football and used Juninho to publicise Hull, but then backtracked on what he's said.
"He wanted a World Cup star and the publicity it has created has got Hull on radio, television and in the newspapers.
"We are dealing with a player who's played 50 times for the best footballing nation in the world.
"But I spoke to Phil Brown last night and he said that his chairman has gone on radio saying that the deal was off, although he's not had the decency to get in touch with me.
"Looking at it, it looks like he just kept us dangling, milked the publicity and then pulled the plug."