Hamilton signing had ‘no idea’ club paid money for his transfer

New Hamilton signing Xavier Tomas. Picture: SNS
New Hamilton signing Xavier Tomas. Picture: SNS
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Hamilton new boy Xavier Tomas says he feels no added pressure after becoming Accies’ first paid-for player in eight years - because they never told him.

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The Lanarkshire outfit handed over an undisclosed sum to land the 31-year-old French centre-back from Swiss outfit Lausanne.

The last time Accies paid a transfer fee was back in 2009 when they splashed out a reported £180,000 to sign former goalkeeper Tomas Cerny from Czech side Sigma Olomouc.

But Tomas admits he had no idea his new club had to fork out to secure his services.

“You think they paid a fee for my transfer?” he asked when quizzed on the matter by reporters at his official unveiling. “Okay. I didn’t know.

“I’m not afraid of it though. It’s not like they have spent £50million so it’s okay.

“I have good confidence in me anyway. This won’t disturb me. I am focused on the league. I need to practice and play some games because I haven’t played for a couple of months.

“But after that I want to be ready for the league and give my best to help the team.”

The Hamilton support will get their first glimpse of Tomas when they host Betfred Cup opponents Queen of the South on Saturday.

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