MADRID, July 18. (.) –
Celta confirmed this Monday that they are “forced” to reincorporate striker Santi Mina, who was separated from the club’s discipline since the beginning of last April after being sentenced to four years in prison for sexual abuse.
“RC Celta has received an official communication in recent hours related to the situation of the player Santiago Mina. Through a burofax, it demands his immediate incorporation into the team’s training sessions, so in this case the club is forced to assume the presence of the player from this moment in the preparation sessions within the stipulated hours with his teammates,” the Galician club said in a statement.
The Vigo team does not specify the reasons that compel this readmission, but according to the labor lawyer Fabián Valero, in statements to ‘La Voz de Galicia’, it is because they did not terminate the striker’s contract, in force until 2024, when he had to do it and now he alleges ‘lack of effective occupation’.
“RC Celta reserves its right to claim, if the ruling becomes final, all damages caused by the player’s behavior to the entity, both economic and club image, respecting today its right to appeal”, added the team chaired by Carlos Mouriño.
In addition, the celestial entity highlighted that the attacker, “given the legal situation that has generated and that damages the image of this club, has rejected an offer to play in a team from another league”, and assured that “he will never allow himself to be pressured by no worker looking for their own interests”, showing his “surprise at this move by the player aimed at damaging RC Celta, who since the court ruling acted in accordance with the values of this club and its fans and which he will not resign under any circumstances “.