Today, Sunday, Al-Ittihad Club issued a clarification statement regarding goalkeeper Fawaz Al-Qarni, hours after announcing his contract with Al-Shabab Club.
The statement stated that “based on the player Fawaz Al-Qarni’s desire to move from the ranks of the first football team, the club’s board of directors, headed by Mr. Anmar bin Abdullah Al-Haili, agreed to sell the remaining period of the player’s contract Fawaz Al-Qarni in favor of Al-Shabab Club.”
The statement added: “The board of directors confirms that it was keen on the player’s continuation in the team, and rejected earlier many of the offers he received to buy his contract last season and the one before it, the last of which was in the last winter transfer period, and in light of that a series of meetings were held With him from the management side to dissuade him from his position and present a number of options to him, including renewing his contract with an offer of the highest financial ceiling for contracts for Saudi professional players, and then loaning him to any club that wishes to include him.”
He pointed out that Al-Qarni stuck to his position demanding the transfer, which he expressed several times during the past season, justifying this by his keenness to participate as a key player in order to get an opportunity to represent the national team in the next stage.
The Board of Directors of Al-Ittihad, after consulting with the technical staff led by Brazilian coach Fabio Carelli, agreed to sell the remaining period of his contract in order to preserve the club’s moral and financial rights before the player enters the last six months of his contract.