Quick – get the violins out for Birmingham City. Soccernet report that Blues chairman David Gold has lashed out at Gary Cahill after the player stalled over a move to St Andrews. The former Aston Villa defender made a last-minute switch to Bolton, shunning the Blues and leaving Gold & Co fuming.
Gold said: “I would have put a substantial bet on the fact the Gary Cahill deal would have been done and dusted seven days before the window closed.
‘I know we came up with the best package for this player, better than that of Bolton.
‘Yet things went on and on and on and, at the last minute, Cahill went to Bolton. I could use the word ‘selfish’ after he did that to us.
‘All he was concerned about was himself and didn’t give us a fair opportunity to find someone else by saying ‘this isn’t a done deal’.
‘He didn’t give us a chance to do anything else before the window closed. In the end he didn’t show us any respect and we were messed about. I was very disappointed.’
Perhaps Mr Cahill just wants to be playing in the Premier League next season, rather than braving it in the Championship for Birmingham City. Surely clubs have to decrease their pay scale when they’re relegated?