LOST on an ISLAND! Tannane makes strange Las Palmas claimFebruary 8, 2018
Former Las Palmas player Ousmane Tannane has claimed his did not know the club were on an Island, despite spending six months at the Estadio Gran Canaria.
Tannabe joined the Gran Canarian club from Saint-Etienne on a season-long loan last summer, but after the arrival of new coach Paco Jemez before the winter break – the forward was shown the door, being deemed surplus to requirements.
Having failed to impress over 11 appearances, Tannane was returned to his parent club in France and the Moroccan has discussed his time in Spain, before making a claim that he did not know he was on an Island.
“I should never have joined Las Palmas, I did not know the club played on an island,” Tannane told Le10 Sport.
“I never could settle in and I never felt at home and quickly I realised I would find it difficult to fit in, due to the language barrier and not having my family and friends.”
Las Palmas made a number of changes following Jemez’s arrival, including the sale of Loic Remy, who was quickly shipped out to La Liga rivals Getafe, whilst Gabriel Peñalba was brought in from Mexican side Cruz Azul.
Having struggled this season following the departure of a number of players, including Roque Mesa, who now plays for Sevilla – the club sit 19th in the La Liga standings after collecting just 17 points from 22.
Las Palmas face Basque side Athletic Club on Friday evening following their 1-0 win over fellow relegation strugglers Malaga last weekend, which saw Croatian midfielder Alen Halilovic score.