July 2002: Seville signed Vinnie Samways from relegated Las
Palmas. Samways, who agreed a two-year deal, had mixed feelings about
quitting the club he signed for from Everton in 1996. "I've left a
lot of good friends in the Canaries after spending so many years there. My
reasons for leaving are purely professional." Mister Vin, as he is
known in Spain, forfeited several months' wages from cash-strapped Las Palmas to
facilitate the move. The deal was specifically requested by Seville coach
May 2002: Vinnie Samways is ready to leave cash-strapped Las Palmas if
the relegated Canary Island club reduce his wages next season.
"I've asked that a decision be made as soon as possible in case other
business has to be done," the midfielder told onefootball.com. "If
they see that they cannot pay me what has been agreed we'll have to negotiate
and see what happens." Samways joined the Spanish side from Everton
in 1996 and has averaged 30 games a season over the past six campaigns.
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