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South African defender not pleased with Leicester

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Tsepo Masilela's agent has criticised Leicester after claiming the Championship club have pulled out of a deal to sign the South African defender.

Paschalis Tountouris, Masilela's representative, believes Leicester's lack of patience over a work permit and the availability of Paul Konchesky, who joined City on a three-year deal from Liverpool on Wednesday, are the reasons behind a proposed deal hitting the buffers.

Masilela was set to sign on a season-long loan from Israeli champions Maccabi Haifa.


 

"The medical was okay and we were just waiting for Leicester to offer a contract. But when Liverpool saw that Tsepo was going to sign, they reduced their price by 70% for Konchesky," Tountouris told skysports.com.

"The way they operated is totally unacceptable. Tsepo had his heart set on a move to England. But Konchesky doesn't need a work permit, which was going to take 20 days for Tsepo. He is experienced in England and Eriksson knows him much better.

"This is unfortunately the situation, but I don't think Leicester have dealt with this issue in the proper way. Life goes on and he will go back to Maccabi Haifa for now. I'm sure he will get a chance at another European club."

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