Former Vasco star Edmundo: 'I do not want to fight with the club'
Former Vasco da Gama striker Edmundo has promised not to sue the club until the end of the year, despite still being owed £240,000 by the club but has asked for his former employers to talk to him over the delay in payments.
Edmundo, 41, was originally owed £4 million by the club in wages from his last season at the club in 2008, but agreed to reduce this to £1.4 million as he knew the club were in a difficult financial situation.
This remaining amount was scheduled to be paid in instalments but the former Fiorentina star has not received the last five payments. However, apart from the money not being sent, it is the lack of consideration from the club that has annoyed him the most.
He told Lancenet!: “I promise I will not sue Vasco until the end of the year. I'll talk to my lawyer, I know he wants to defend my rights, but also understand the time that the club is going through.
“I'll never want to fight with Vasco, I'll always choose the agreement, unless the board does not want. I do not wish to quarrel with Vasco, but I want consideration.”
Edmundo, who was often known for his wild behaviour, played for Vasco on six different occasions during his career and is disappointed by the lack of respect he is being shown.
“I am still waiting for a call from Vasco. I know that the club cannot pay the salaries of officials and players.
“I know that my debt is not a priority. If I wanted to run a debt collection I could have run before, because Vasco always paid me late.
“I find this all a disregard to me. What I want is attention, respect, just that. The rest, we'll talk. I just want a phone call to tell me when I will receive, even if it's six months from now.”