The departure of Rúben Fernandes do Portimonense, on the day the central defender was announced as the first reinforcement of Gil Vicente for the next season, generated in the supporters of the Algarve team.
SAD do Portimonense has issued a statement in which it regrets that neither the player nor the businessman has expressed an interest in discussing the renewal of the contract and accuses the central of "ingratitude".
"It should be mentioned that Rúben Fernandes had already left and entered the club in the past, this was the third time he had returned to Portimonense. He signed for 2 years, always paid well between salaries and agency commissions (which made him one of the and even because it is normal for this to be the case, knowing that there was an interest on the part of the club to speak, neither the athlete nor his agent approached our Society.We do not understand what moved them, except ingratitude, "the statement said.
Check out the full statement:
"To the members and supporters of Portimonense, to all those involved in the environment, this clarification serves to elucidate the entire process concerning the athlete Rúben Fernandes, a professional who has a relationship with our Sports Society until June 30, 2019.
As is known the Portimonense, until a few days ago I struggled to ensure the permanence in Liga NOS, which absorbed all our energies and focus. After achieving this maintenance all the processes would be analyzed, evaluated and spoken with all the participants for a good and quick resolution, as has been the apanage of this Administration, as examples Ricardo Pessoa former athlete and now assistant coach of António Folha, and the athlete Pires, that left in the transata season of the establishment of the Portimonense and was yielded to Penafiel maintaining work bond with this society. As for Ruben the process that would be proposed would or would not have the same assumptions, but the athlete after contacted by a representative of the Administration did not want to hear, he sent the same to talk with his agent. This agent we have all the respect and even had good relations with whom we have always acted in good faith in the market surveys made to our society and as when on other occasions we kindly gave invitations to our games whenever they saw fit. The agent, when approached, was peremptory to say that the athlete would have another project that did not pass through Portimão.
It should be mentioned that Ruben Fernandes had already left and entered the club in the past, this was the third time he returned to Portimonense. Signing for 2 years, they have always been well paid between salaries and agency fees (which made it one of the most expensive of the squad). Soon and even because it is normal for this to be the case, knowing that there was interest on the part of the club to speak, neither the athlete nor his agent approached our Society. We do not understand what moved them but INGRATIDÃO.
To mention that there is no doubt that Ruben has always been cherished inside the Club throughout the structure, at all times has always been given trust and respect for him and his family. Because it is true and because we do not act for revenge, we understand that it is normal to enter and exit teams, project changes and new challenges. We do not accept is that there is not a word of thanks, a word of gratitude a word of justification for who never let Ruben be questioned and that nothing was missing, we all deposited, administration, technical staff, staff, much consideration by Ruben .
And we thought that when being presented today with a picture of Ruben with another sweater, values, gratitude, recognition are not worth anything, and that our club, supporters, supporters, all who are part of our great family, did athlete was not worth anything, because he could not follow our premises. We can not compromise with falsehoods and hypocrisy, our face, attitude, honor and loyalty are our best letter of welcome and with it's we are so recognized, valued and desired. We never hide, and we will never be recognized to all who do the best for these colors.
But we are moving forward and we wish Ruben all success in this challenge and he will be able to accomplish everything that will be proposed and requested by his new coach and club. "