‘Why do Sky pay him so much money to talk rubbish?’ Kia Joorabchian SLAMS Jamie Carragher after he questioned whether the agent was responsible for Arsenal’s ‘joke’ signings and tells the pundit to ‘check his facts before he speaks’
- Kia Joorabchian has hit back at Jamie Carragher after he criticised his dealings
- The pundit claimed some signings linked to the football agent were ‘a joke’
- But Joorabchian said he had nothing to do with signings Willian or David Luiz
- He also made reference to Carragher spitting towards a 14-year-old girl in 2018
Football agent Kia Joorabchian extraordinarily hit out at Jamie Carragher live on TV after the pundit criticised his transfer dealings with Arsenal, telling the Liverpool legend to ‘check his facts before he speaks’.
Carragher had laid into Arsenal’s recruitment while speaking on Monday night football and described some of their signings, including Willian, Cedric Soares and David Luiz, as a ‘joke’, and questioned whether Joorabchian was responsible.
And the agent lashed out at his comments while speaking to Jim White on Sky Sports News on Tuesday night, insisting he had ‘nothing to do’ with the signings he mentioned and even referenced an incident involving Carragher in 2018 where he spat towards the direction of a 14-year-old girl after a confrontation with a fan.
Agent Kia Joorabchian has furiously hit back at Jamie Carragher after he questioned whether he was involved with Arsenal’s ‘joke’ transfers this season
The pundit criticised the Gunners’ buys of Willian and Cedric Soares on Monday Night Football
The 42-year-old was initially suspended by Sky Sports before being brought back to the team after five months.
Joorabchian said: ‘First and foremost, I understand Jamie’s job was saved by Gary Neville when he had that very bad incident and I understand he wants to protect this brand by making comments that are not correct.
‘I’m very surprised because Jamie is one of the people that monopolises Sky Sports commentary. Sky sports producers pay a lot of money to him – hundreds of thousands, so I can’t understand why he doesnt check his facts before he speaks.
He defended the performances of Willian but insisted he had nothing to do with his signing
‘The fact is I had nothing to do with the signing of Willian. If Jamie had bothered to check with Mikel [Arteta] or [technical director] Edu, they would have said Mikel presented three different times to convince Willian to be his number one signing at Arsenal. He had an opportunity to stay at Chelsea and to go to two other Premier League clubs. [Inter] Miami made him a very nice offer. Mikel convinced him to stay.
‘Furthermore, David Luiz was in the same situation. Mikel spent a lot of time in lockdown to speak to him and persuade him to stay. Gabriel was on the list of at least three other clubs.
‘But the main point is – why do Sky pay Jamie Carragher so much money to talk rubbish? Surely he has the contacts through Sky or himself to make a phone call to Edu or even sky to put a question in through the press department. Why make an assumption that is going to create an atmosphere that is very bad throughout the club?’
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