Palermo midfielder Fabio Simplicio is fully aware that his flirting with Italian champions Inter on transfer deadline day might have repercussions during his final four months in Sicily.
The 30-year-old is widely expected to leave the Rosanero in the summer when his contract runs out, having refused to sign an extension.
His decision appears to have irked the club hierarchy and Inter’s attempts to offer him a lifeline yesterday are unlikely to help his case.
“I never said I’m not happy to remain here,” Simplicio told stadionews.it.
“I want to stay at Palermo and we’ll see what to do at the end of the season.
“I want to stay here and continue my work. I want to give my contribution and will try to gain a starting shirt. After all, I am accustomed to playing and want to keep doing it.”
But what if the Rosanero opted to take him off the first team picture?
“I have nothing to prove,” insisted Simplicio.
“The boss knows what I can give to this team and, regardless of my contract situation, I will accept any decision as a professional.”