Winner of Love Island, Finn Tapp, expects to return to play for Oxford City after participating in the AWOL reality show
- Winner of Love Island, Finn Tapp, is expected to see his contract in Oxford City
- The club said the defender went AWOL last month to participate in the show
- Their commercial director said they would introduce specific contract provisions
- Mr. Tapp shared the £ 50,000 cash prize with his partner Paige Turley
Winner of Love Island, Finn Tapp, is expected to see the remainder of his contract with Oxford City, the club revealed.
The National League South outfit confirmed that the defender went AWOL last month to participate in the first winter series of the popular reality show.
And despite Mr. Tapp’s desire to move to Manchester with his new girlfriend Paige Turley, the club’s commercial director says the star is coming back into action.
Winner of Love Island, Finn Tapp, is expected to settle the remainder of his deal with Oxford City
The 20-year-old won the sixth series Love Island on Sunday, but was on his way to South Africa without informing the club of his intentions.
Head of Oxford, Mick Livesey, told the BBC: “He was [in breach of his contract] but I think you should have a pragmatic image: a 20-year-old boy, he has already offered this reality TV stuff.
“He has a contract, so he has to complete the contract with the football club.
“He did it very, very well for us.”
Livesey also suggested that clauses be included in new players’ contracts for future appearances on television – before admitting that the defender’s absence had influenced the club’s campaign.
The 20-year-old won the sixth series Love Island next to Paige Turley on Sunday
The commercial director of the club says that despite his new fame, the star comes back into action
He added: “As a football club, we wish Finn all the best and I understand everything that is going on, but we have a duty of care for Finn and we have a duty of care for the football club.
“I can assure you that all new players that we sign from now on will include clauses in their contracts. I think we will have to.
‘We are an ambitious football club, we are going from strength to strength and we want to build. This has not been ideal. It is probably disturbing for the club and the results. “
Oxford City is currently 12th in the division and suffered a 3-0 home defeat against Tonbridge over the weekend.
Mr. Tapp took the winning goal against Wealdstone in January 4, just weeks before he left for Cape Town.