Speaking to reporters during the unveiling of Grégory Coupet as the club’s new goalkeeping coach, Dijon President Olivier Delcourt did not have any kind words for Stephy Mavididi, who DFCO had the option to buy for €5m at the end of his loan spell last month, but the Englishman obstructed to them under what Delcourt views as false pretences.
“I am completely surprised. Not by Montpellier because I was a season ticket holder and it is my second club, Laurent is a friend. I have nothing against them, on the contrary. I am surprised in relation to the player because two hours before activating our option to buy him, he was nearly crying about how he wanted to stay in England with his family and that he wanted to sign for a club over there at all costs. In football, sometimes, that is how the wheel turns. We will find players that are far more motivated to fight for our badge.”