Bari officials have accused Juventus of stealing Leandro Rinaudo from under their noses.
The Napoli defender was on the verge of joining Galleti but instead signed for Juventus on deadline day.
“We are missing a defender. Yesterday we encountered something that rarely happens in football. Up until 3pm we had a contract signed by Rinaudo and also an agreement with Napoli. Then the club started to take time out, as it needed to find his replacement,“ Bari director of sport Guido Angelozzi was quoted as saying.
“We had beaten competition from other clubs and were told that the player was ours as long as they found a suitable alternative, otherwise Rinaudo would stay at Napoli. Then at 3pm something unexpected happened as, after Juve had been turned down by Kakha Kaladze and Marco Borriello, they didn’t know who to grab and went after Rinaudo.
“At this stage Napoli were picking up Emilson Cribari and Juve stole the player from under our noses. I have to be honest, yesterday I was angry with the player and his agent, because they didn’t behave ethically with Bari.”
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