FC Metz star Fabien Centonze was reportedly close to moving to Nantes. But with the Ligue 2 side reluctant to lose one of their best players, a deal never went over the line in the summer transfer window.
Taking a swipe at the club management, Fabien Centonze expressed his disappointment, suggesting that he felt betrayed by the Metz hierarchy. As quoted by Foot Mercato, the 26-year-old right-back said:
“When I signed for Metz, the president told me that if one day a club came to get me and the sporting project suited me, he would let me go. I am human of integrity so inevitably when I read the statement of the coach about me, I cannot remain silent.
“As I said, I know what the club has given me. But now I feel betrayed by the management and I want to restore certain facts. The club and in particular the president Bernard Serin and the sporting director Pierre Dréossi did not respect their word about me. I had a concrete offer from FC Nantes, I’m 26, I have no more time to waste and I wanted to go. It’s normal to be disappointed.”
Centonze joined Metz from Lens in the summer of 2019 and has since made 90 appearances in all competitions for a side that suffered relegation in Ligue 1 at the end of the 2021/22 season.
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