Adil Rami hits back at Valencia over suspension

Adil Rami has delivered a spirited riposte to Valencia after being suspended without pay and placed on the transfer list, according to Spanish newspaper AS.

The French centre back was yesterday suspended without pay after publicly criticising Valencia boss Miroslav Djukic.

But the 28-year-old has lashed out at the decision and insists that he has done nothing wrong, despite being made out to be a villain by Djukic.

“I want to respond to the sanction imposed on me by my club, Valencia. It’s an unfounded sanction that I disagree with,” Rami said.

“I regret this situation that tarnishes my relationship with my club and its supporters, for whom I always work with the utmost respect and complete loyalty.”

Rami was said to be allowed to leave Valencia in the summer, providing a club paid the required £8million that Valencia were asking for.

Interested clubs, and both Arsenal and Manchester City are reported to be admirers of Rami, may choose to bide their time as that fee looks set to drop over the coming months.