Moshiri on Lukaku: “At #EFC as long as I’m here financial decisions are irrelevant..always about football decisions..last summer we offered him better deal than Chelsea but he just didn’t want to stay” says “agents v powerful & manipulate and control players”
Moshiri “if I tell you what we offered Lukaku you wouldn’t believe me. His agent came to finch farm to sign contract then Lukaku phones his mother” and there was a pilgrimage to Africa and some sort of voodoo that says he had to sign for Chelsea. “What can you do?”
Farhad Moshiri on Romelu Lukaku refusing new deal at #efc: "During the meeting he said he had to call his mother, who was on a pilgrimage in Africa and had seen a voodoo or something who said he had to go to Chelsea.”
Moshiri says allowing Lukaku to leave was not financial. "It's a football decision. With Romelu, I wasted 2 summers trying to keep him. Last summer, we offered him a better deal than Chelsea. He wanted to play for Chelsea. I did whatever was humanly possible."
Now Moshiri saying that Barkley’s agent said part of Ross potentially agreeing to commit to club in past depending on if “his friend” John Stones was allowed to leave. “We live in a difficult world.” #efc#mcfc
Farhad Moshiri on making club announcements via Jim White: "Sometimes he calls me late at night. We've had a bad game and he gets to me. They are conversations between 2 friends and they shouldn't appear on Sky or Twitter. It won't be happening again."
Farhad Moshiri on Koeman's sacking: "Ronald didn't lose the dressing room but sometimes you need change. Bill bravely brought in Unsie, we put a great servant of the club at considerable risk, but against West Ham Unsie unravelled the mystery."
Moshiri on end of last season and start of current: “We didn’t exceed expectations. I hoped to finish sixth. Not doing that cost us dear…confidence was lost and we really got into a mess..we had to take action.” #EFC