Fabrizio Ravanelli prepared to help pay-off Dundee’s debts

Posted by - September 30, 2010 - Scotland

White Feather to the rescue?

Former Italy star Fabrizio Ravanelli has vowed to provide financial help to struggling Dundee – despite playing just five times for the club. The ex-Middlesbrough striker was one of the final lofty signings made by the Scottish outfit before they were unsurprisingly forced into administration with debts of £23million.

He was sacked in 2003, just weeks into the two-year deal he had signed. And now he has expressed concern that history could be about to repeat itself, with the HMRC’s axe hanging above Dundee over an unpaid tax bill of £365,000.

Ravanelli said: “I have just found out that what happened when I was there could now happen again. It’s very sad and I hope for everyone concerned that it can be resolved.

“It doesn’t matter who steps in, whether it be the fans or a businessman or even someone else, it’s just important the situation is resolved and club is saved. I would certainly be prepared to make a financial contribution to help them get back to the top of the Scottish game.”

Meanwhile, Trevor Benjamin has requested that all the club’s he has played five games for try to keep themselves on an even financial keel.

  • bilby

    Could be a crock. Rava’s first and last club – Perugia – have gone bust twice in the last five years and he hasn’t been quick to put hand in pocket. Now that they are down in the 4th (Serie D) he could buy the entire set-up.

  • boB