Celtic target Fabricio Bruno has been embroiled in a fresh turmoil after his club accused his agent, Fabio Mello, of stealing documents.
The Brazilian defender had been hoping to get his contract cancelled with Vittorio Medioli after they failed to pay the 23-year-old and talks were underway to allow the player to make a move; however, the club’s CEO have claimed that the player’s agent has stolen confidential documents from the club’s HQ.
The Brazilian news outlet Jovempan BR reported on the club statement that accused Mello of foul play in negotiations and suggested that a police complaint would follow against the agent.
“Vittorio Medioli has confirmed that he will file a police report with the police station.
“Cruzeiro EC publicly deplores the behavior of player agent Fábio Mello, who after a meeting with the CEO of the Transitional Core Manager, Vittorio Medioli, tried to get hold of some sensitive Club documents by returning to the meeting room which, at the moment it was empty.
“After the meeting, Fábio Mello took advantage of a quick departure from Medioli, returned to the room and took with him several documents. Upon noticing the agent’s movements through the reflection of the glass, Medioli approached him at the elevator door and managed to retrieve most of the documents, but one of these eventually escaped and was missed only after a detailed conference.”
Quite a remarkable twist in what already is a complex and confusing saga between the player and the club; however, hopefully it won’t hamper his ability to join Celtic.
It will be interesting whether Bruno will make a move to Glasgow and with Celtic having just two fit first team central defenders, a move for another would be prudent as Celtic look to bolster their options.