Sunday, 28 October 2012

Everything you wanted to know about Savio Nsereko

Savio Arrested, Deported and Charged
Former Hammer Savio was arrested last Friday on perjury charges over his kidnap claim,  Thai police have said in the Bangkok post.
Savio who now plays for Unterhaching in Germany's Bundesliga , was arrested in a rented room in Pattaya, Thailand.
Police said they were contacted by the German embassy which asked them to help Savio who had made a phone call to his relative in that country to transfer 3,000 euros  to his account claiming that he was abducted in Thailand.
Police said that after receiving the complaint they began their investigation and found that Savio, who arrived in Thailand on Oct 14th, had spent all one million baht he brought with him from Germany.
As a result, Savio then made up the story in the hope that his relative would transfer money to him. Police said Savio would be deported to face charges in Germany on Saturday.
Interpol Search
Just last year it was reported that Interpol were looking for Savio after he went missing in Italy while on loan to Juve Stabia from Fiorentina. He texted his coach to say he would not make training for "personal reasons".
Juve Stabia sporting director Salvatore Di Somma said: 'The player's mother lodged a complaint with Interpol and the police have released a photo of him to try to find him soon. 
He later turned up in London unharmed.
The £10 Million Deal that Never Was
Savio joined West Ham in January 2009 and reports in the Telegraph story below suggested that we paid £10 million for him. However many believe this was a smoke screen to deflect where the £14 million went after we sold Craig Bellamy to Manchester City. It is thought the exaggerated £9m to £10M package was mainly made up of add ons with West Ham needing to play Champions League football to get anywhere a £10M package. Many believe Savio cost West Ham a more modest £1M to £2M before the swap deal for Da Costa & some cash.
Nani Sacked
There is possibly more murkiness with the deal  we shall never know with the then West ham Technical Director Gianluca Nani masterminding the deal with his brother in law who was the owner of Brescia who owned Savio. Surely a massive conflict of interest there in anyone's books?  It has been suggested by some online in forums there was something dodgy going on there. Gianluca Nani was dismissed by West Ham in February 2010

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