Las Palmas president Miguel Angel Ramirez has said he understands the anger of Sevilla fans towards Vitolo for his decision to leave the club this summer.
The Spaniard was linked with a move to Diego Simeone’s Atleti following the end of last season but due to their transfer ban – a move was seemingly ruled out.
However, despite a reported new contract with the Andalusian side, Vitolo eventually made a €37.5m move to Atleti this summer, before being loaned out to Las Palmas until January due to the capital side’s transfer ban and inability to register new players.
The move caused much debate in Spain as Sevilla were reportedly close to putting pen-to-paper on an improved deal for the winger, prompting legal action by Castro’s side.
Sevilla claim that the new contract was agreed by all parties with some media outlets in Spain claiming the Spanish international even signed the relevant paperwork to extend his time at the club.
Officials from the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan have been busy gathering evidence to take the matter further.
And, Ramirez believes that everyone involved must now move on ahead of Vitolo’s first visit back to the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on Wednesday evening in La Liga.
“I understand Sevilla fans and the president are highly annoyed at the situation,” Ramirez is quoted as saying by Marca.
“But historically speaking there has been a magnificent relationship between the clubs and it would be wrong for that to change because of a situation like this.
“Players regularly change teams and alter the course of their careers, and this is simply one of those instances.
“However, the deal has all been processed and the player is now with Las Palmas, so we all must move on.”