Claudio Ranieri is “destroying” Leonardo Ulloa’s career, according to one of the player’s representatives.
Ulloa handed in a transfer request at Leicester City earlier this season.
Horacio Rossi told The Sun: “Ranieri promised Ulloa he would not buy another attacker. But he bought Islam Slimani and then promised Ulloa that he could leave Leicester and did not comply….
“The manager is destroying Ulloa’s career in forcing him to stay and this season has only started him in one Premier League match.”
“Ranieri is behaving like a selfish, egocentric egotist, who does not care about the suffering of a man who fought for him and helped win the Premier League title.
“The manager wants to force him to stay to play two games a year – when he hasJamie Vardy, Slimani and Shinji Okazaki. We will not allow it.”
Ulloa’s 90 minutes against Middlesbrough on January 2 were his first for six months but he got injured in the next game he started against Everton in the FA Cup.
And Rossi’s business partner – and also another member of Ulloa’s camp – Marcelino Elena last night told SunSport: “You have on one side a player who has handed in an official transfer request and on the other a club that clearly doesn’t want the player because he does not play.
“If you have something at home that you are going to chuck in the bin, you may as well get some money for it. It is baffling.
“Ranieri has told Leonardo that if he isn’t happy with the situation at the club, he is more than happy to let him go.
“Yet now he is telling people publicly that he wants to keep the player yet privately he is telling Leonardo he will help him leave. It makes totally no sense – it’s contradicting.
“And now we’re tired of these lies and games.