Alvaro's Toon move delayed
Alvaro has claimed that he has to leave Levante immediately after the club looked to block his transfer to Newcastle United.
By Lucas Brown
Last Updated: 30/01/08 6:11pm
Alvaro has claimed that he has to leave Levante immediately after the club looked to block his transfer to Newcastle United as they could not agree a compensation package.
The Brazilian defender has hit out at the Granota outfit for not allowing him to wrap up a dream move to the Premier League.
Having spoken to Newcastle, Alvaro was due in England to undergo a medical and sign for the club and the last minute hold-up has upset him.
"I am very hurt. Only the club will know the reasons why they have done this," he was quoted as saying by Marca.
"My head is no longer with Levante.
"I am hurt because I have had the offer to leave since January 21 and I do not understand why they have done this."
Alvaro then said that he believes that things will sort themselves out as there is still enough time to push the deal through before the transfer window closes.
"I hope that this can be resolved, because if not then there will be big problems," he added.
According to Levante, they have not sanctioned the switch as it could not be agreed how much they would have to pay him as he had not asked to leave.
Birmingham had also been looking to sign the player but they offered just 1million euros (£750,000) to Levante - whilst Newcastle have agreed to pay 3million euros (£2.2million), with 50 per cent due now and the rest in the summer.
Despite the delay Newcastle will still hope to seal his signature in the next 24 hours.