The board of the Italian football club Sampdoria is angry about some statements by footballer Mohamed Ihattaren. The former PSV talent was critical of his short period at the club from Genoa in an interview in De Telegraaf on Thursday. Sampdoria is now considering taking legal action against the 19-year-old midfielder.
“I received no salary, nothing was arranged, no bank account or insurance. Then I chose myself, protected myself and left. The confidence was gone,” Ihattaren said in the interview with the Dutch newspaper. According to the Italian club management, that is not true.
“The club has always fulfilled all its obligations, but the player himself decided to leave Genoa without any permission,” said Sampdoria. “There has never been a disagreement with the coaching staff and the first team. Sampdoria therefore rejects any charges. They are fantasized allegations that are based on nothing. Sampdoria therefore reserves the right to take action, to improve the image of the club and recover damages caused by the player in question being unavailable to us as a result of his own decisions.”
Ihattaren is currently working on his condition under the guidance of former international Gerald Vanenburg in Amsterdam. He hopes in his birthplace at FC Utrecht for a second chance in the Eredivisie. Ihattaren is still under contract with Juventus, who loaned him to Sampdoria last summer. After a few months without any perspective, he left Genoa and was completely out of the picture for some time.