Lotito admits he had an agreement with Gala for Yilmaz, before interference from a third party.
“A deal had been done with Galatasaray, you can phone their President and ask,” Lotito told the Corriere dello Sport.
“Yilmaz would have cost us €13m in cash, plus a further €2m in bonuses. Everyone was in agreement, I was sure we could close and then I get an email from his agent.
“He outlined the details of the bonuses and salary agreed – €2.8m a season net. And then he asks me for a further €2m when the player signed.
“I was having none of it. It was extortion. It’s the fault of a system that needs changing, I’m calling for new rules.
“I phoned UEFA President Michel Platini too. UEFA and FIFA need to act.”
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