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Lazio chief Tare slams David Silva: I respect the player, not the man

Lazio chief Igli Tare has slammed David Silva after his move to Real Sociedad.

Lazio have released a curt 21-word statement on their website after former Manchester City midfielder Silva reneged on a free transfer to Italy by sealing a two-year deal at Real Sociedad on Monday.

The Serie A giants have been left 'furious' after Silva neglected to tell them he had rejected their contract offer before securing a return to Spain this week.

Tare wrote: "I learn about David Silva's transfer to Real Sociedad. I have great respect for the player, but not for the man."

After City's elimination by Lyon on Saturday night, Silva was officially free to sign for a new club and Lazio appeared to be in pole position to secure his signature.

But it was announced on Monday night that Silva had instead opted to return to LaLiga and signed a two-year contract with Sociedad.

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