Earlier today, you might have seen some articles about how Marlon, seemingly destined for Fulham, reportedly failed his medical ahead of the move.
This has left the Brazilian in some kind of limbo, but the stance in Italy is a bit different, claiming the transfer hasn’t taken place because the two clubs haven’t found an agreement on the price.
This is according to Calciomercato, who place the blame entirely on Fulham for the move breaking down.
They explain that while an ‘agreement was found on the basis of a €16m transfer payable in two years’, the Cottagers then tried to ‘ask for a discount at the last minute by changing the methods of payment’.
As you might have guessed, that didn’t sit well with Sassuolo, ‘who don’t intend to move from the previously agreed amount’.
It’s then stated this change ‘has complicated the defender’s transfer to England a lot’ and there is now ‘no optimism’ coming from the Serie A side that a deal can be done.
Should the plug be definitely pulled, then Marlon will return to Italy and make himself available to his manager for the next game.
There’s no mention of the failed medical whatsoever, and it could be that Fulham, not wanting to look stingy, decided to leak the medical news to make it look like it wasn’t their fault while Sassuolo, keen to ensure their player’s reputation stays intact, come out with what’s written above to lay the blame entirely on the Cottagers.
That’s just us speculating, of course, but it does allow each club to save their skin in what seems to be the second last minute collapse in recent weeks for the Italian club following Rogério’s supposed move to Newcastle United that never materialised.