Ternana Rebel Luis Jimenez Hits Out At Inter 'Betrayal'

The Chilean accuses the Nerazzurri of sabotaging his career by selling him to Ternana...
Unhappy Ternana midfielder Luis Jimenez today launched a stinging attack on former club Inter, telling reporters that the Nerazzurri betrayed him by selling him back to a club in the lower reaches of Italian football.

The Chilean had been at San Siro for three seasons as the Italian champions, along with Ternana owned 50% of his playing rights. This June however Ternana bought out the remaining half of his contract, leaving Jimenez furious that the European Cup winners were sending him back down the divisions.

"[President Massimo] Moratti assured me that he was going to help me leave to Parma. Nobody called me, I read the news by internet," Jimenez alleged in an interview with Gazzetta dello Sport.

"I feel betrayed, no-one from Inter has talked with me at all."

Jimenez also revealed that former club and preferred destination Parma had made an offer for him, but the proposal was snubbed by Ternana.

"Worse still, Parma offered to buy half of my rights, but Ternana turned it down. I don't know why, and I don't know what I should do."

The situation between player and club shows no signs of a resolution, with the Chilean desperate to leave and the Rossoverdi equally keen to keep the international.

"It is like a story of a dumped husband who insists on staying with his spouse even when they have left him," 'El Mago' elaborated with typical candour.

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