Ghana midfielder, Sulley Muntari, has released a statement denying reports that he was arrested and his car impounded by Italian security officials, and has threatened to sue the Spanish newspaper that carried out the erroneous report.
Multiple reports on Wednesday night stated that the former AC Milan and Inter Milan midfielder had been arrested with his vehicle impounded, over a debt owed to his former agent.
The reports also claimed that the 34-year-old is under investigation for alleged embezzlement and as a result the Italian police seized his high-end vehicle, a Mercedes, valued at over more than 150,000 Euros
However, Muntari took to micro-blog Twitter to express his frustration with the reports asking: “WHY ALWAYS ME!!!!”.
Muntari, who recently walked off the pitch after a suffering a racist slur during a Serie A match for Pescara against Cagliari, appears to be have been in the media spotlight for the wrong reasons in recent times, but the tough-talking midfielder suspects it’s a campaign to slur his image.
The Ghanaian made his debut in Europe for Udinese in 2002 and subsequently signed for Inter in 2007 before joining English League one side English side, Portsmouth. He joined AC Milan in 2012 as a free agent before being farmed out to Al Ittihad last year.
Sulley signed for Pescara in January this year, but terminated his contract this summer, after the team failed to maintain their stay in the Italian Serie A.
Read Muntari’s entire statement here:
Dimitri Russo consultant in PI
Milan, 12 September 2017
Mr. Sulley Muntari has instructed our Studio to draft and disseminate this release in reference to the news that this morning appears on several online newspapers about the seizure of the car he led.
The fact, labeled as the effect of “major economic difficulties”, is the consequence of a mere dislocation of the leasing company of the leasing company (contractual subject).
Mr Muntari, who did not know the disguise, is working to resolve it in the immediate aftermath.
In any case, Mr Muntari stressed that there were no difficulties in which he would be doing according to the version of the facts reported by the various newspapers.
Therefore, the editors interested in a timely correction or publication of this denial are invited.
Yours sincerely, Massimo D’Onofrio
So, Sulley Muntari, denied rumors circling the day.