Report: Wolves target Caleta-Car could be punished by Marseille
Wolves target Duje Caleta-Car could be punished by Marseille for failing to accept a last-minute transfer.
According to La Provence (as per Get French Football News), the Ligue 1 outfit are considering sanctions against the centre-back.
The outfit are considering two options after his failed transfer. The first is to demote him to the reserve team, or he may be left out for future matches.
Reports were flying around on transfer deadline day about a bid from the Midlanders for the Croatian defender. According to RMC Sport (via Get French Football News), they made a €15m (£13m) offer for the ace.
However, Foot Mercato claim he was open to a move to Spain. The idea was wrong with Caleta-Car rejecting a proposal from Valencia.
Wolves target Caleta-Car could be punished for having ambition
In years gone by, the feeling was players were more money-motivated and that influenced transfer decisions.
However, it seems the situation has changed, especially in France.
French clubs have been offering players around to teams all across Europe due to Ligue 1’s financial crisis.
It is a ploy Marseille have used, offering players like Boubacar Kamara and Caleta-Car to other teams.
However, their alleged rejections are a sign of their ambition. Why play for teams like Newcastle United and Wolves when you can play for Marseille?
It has left the two parties fighting over their roles in the squad in what is a strange war.
The stance taken by players like Caleta-Car is an admirable one and shows plenty of ambition.