English Premiership

Moyes slams player's relegation wish

2017-01-13 20:12
David Moyes (Getty Images)

London - Sunderland manager David Moyes has accused Jeremain Lens of being "disgracefully disrespectful" after the Netherlands midfielder said it would be good for him if the Premier League strugglers were relegated.

Lens is currently on loan at Turkish club Fenerbahce after being recruited by former Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat, who brought the 29-year-old to the Stadium of Light in July 2015

Advocaat is keen to strike a permanent deal for Lens and Sunderland are prepared to sell the player, who failed to make an impact during his 13 months on Wearside.

However, no agreement is in place yet and the former PSV Eindhoven star was widely quoted in the Turkish media this week suggesting that Sunderland's relegation from the Premier League might make it easier for him to get a permanent transfer.

With Sunderland currently stuck in the relegation zone, that comment drew a furious response from Moyes.

"It's disgracefully disrespectful to the club which holds his registration," Moyes told reporters on Friday.

"You would hate to think that anybody who was connected to a club had said that."

NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
Sunday, 22 April 2018
Stoke City v Burnley, Bet365 Stadium 14:30
Arsenal v West Ham United, Emirates Stadium 14:30
Manchester City v Swansea City, Etihad Stadium 17:30
Monday, 23 April 2018
Everton v Newcastle United, Goodison Park 21:00
Saturday, 28 April 2018
Liverpool v Stoke City, Anfield 13:30
Crystal Palace v Leicester City, Selhurst Park 16:00
Newcastle United v West Bromwich Albion, St. James' Park 16:00
Southampton v AFC Bournemouth, St. Mary's Stadium 16:00
Huddersfield Town v Everton, The John Smith's Stadium 16:00
Burnley v Brighton & Hove Albion, Turf Moor 16:00
Swansea City v Chelsea, Liberty Stadium 18:30
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Who will claim the Premier League title at the end of the 2017/18 season?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.