Taddei launches legal case
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Brazilian Rodrigo Taddei has begun legal proceedings against his club Siena.Brazilian Rodrigo Taddei has begun legal proceedings against his club Siena.
Ever since a summer move to Roma collapsed, the two sides have been at loggerheads and Taddei has been forced out of the first team squad since the summer.
President Paolo De Luca is refusing to let the player play for the club, as he will not sign a new deal and it looks increasingly likely that he will never play for them again.
Taddei is out of contract in the summer, but his lawyers are now looking for the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) to annul his contract.
"Siena have broken clause 16 of the Players' Association code and therefore breached their contract," explained Taddei's lawyer Lucia Bianco.
"The reason behind all of this is the continual insulting and belittling attitude taken by president De Luca, who has been victimising Taddei for months."
De Luca completely defends his own position and said: "This is a ridiculous accusation.
"I own the club and can decide who plays and who doesn't. We aren't afraid of this legal action, but it certainly doesn't help everyone find a positive end to this saga."
The Arbitration Committee will make its decision on December 17.
In recent weeks, it had looked as if the two parties would come to agreement over a possible January move to Roma for Taddei - but it now seems an amicable solution is as far away now as ever.