Real Valladolid president Carlos Suárez has lost patience with Patrick Ebert, after the German midfielder told manager Juan Ignacio Martínez to leave him out of the team.
The relationship between German midfielder Patrick Ebert and his club, Real Valladolid, has been stretched to say the least, since he was caught negotiating behind their backs, with officials from Atlético Madrid last season.
Far from convincing displays when he has played this season, along with numerous injuries that have restricted his number of outings, have frustrated manager Juan Ignacio Martínez. The thread of patience remaining was stretched beyond snapping point on Saturday however, ahead of the match against Villarreal, when Ebert sent his manager a message saying “my head isn’t right to play and that he didn’t want to be included in the squad for the game.
JIM promptly passed that message on to the sporting director and following that, club president Carlos Suárez reacted angrily to the actions of the German player, whilst also revealing that the club have received an offer and annoyed by Ebert’s lack of professionalism.
“We have an offer, but I set the prices for the players at this club. We don’t need money, we need professionals who want to work. His actions are those of a bad professional, a bad companion and he’s not going to leave for a cent less than the price we’ve said.”
Though Ebert is out of contract in June, Real Valladolid are keen to offload him in the January transfer window, in order to make something out of his exit, rather than nothing in the summer. Suárez assured however, that he will not accept the behaviour of the player, reiterated that he won’t be sold for less than the price the club values him at, whilst also pointing out that Ebert will be fined.
“I will not accept blackmail. Not from him or any other player. He will be punished and severely. He’s not going for a cent less than we’ve asked for. I’m sick and tired of this new agent he has.”