Fiorentina boss fed up with Ljajic situation
The 21-year-old Serb has been having discussions with Fiorentina this summer over his refusal to sign a new contract with the club, while the Viola have rejected two bids from AC Milan.
“I’m fed up of this situation,” Montella told the press.“I think he showed something in the second half of last season, receiving in return the support of his team-mates, club and coach.
“I have neither the time nor the desire to wait for him, seeing as he’s not calm and focused on his work.”
The Serbian International striker has been given a deadline to Tuesday morning to either sign a contract extension or decide to find himself a new club.
Ljajic is however in the squad for Monday night’s Serie A clash with Catania and has also been linked with Liverpool, Manchester City, Atletico Madrid and Galatasaray.
Concerning the game itself, Viola boss Montella is not underestimating his opponents, and believes that his club still needs to work hard in order to achieve the goals for this year:
“Catania are a very strong side and have hardly changed since last season, so they are a solid unit,” he continued. “We won’t rest players ahead of the Europa League play-off with Grasshoppers. We’ll use the players most functional to this match.
“The club asked me to repeat last season, qualifying for Europe and above all maintaining the same philosophy of football. We still need to work hard to reach the right level, but once we get there we’ll see if we can surpass it.”