LOVE Island star Finn Tapp has said his career with Oxford City is “up in the air” – and insisted he WILL be moving to Manchester with girlfriend Paige Turley.
The football club had appeared to put the brakes on the big move earlier this week when they said he “has to finish” his contract.
Oxford City have said they expect to see Finn Tapp back at work
When asked by Heat magazine what was going on with “Oxford United” the 20-year-old starreplied: “Oxford City. I wish I played for Oxford United, they’re the higher ones.”
He added: “It’s all up in the air, obviously. I’m proper busy. I have been in touch with the manager and stuff. It’s not what it’s being made out to be.”
Despite Finn being loved up and with a newfound celebrity income, Oxford City’s commercial director Mick Livesey said he is expected back at the club.
He told theBBC: “He was [in breach of his contract] but I think you need to take a pragmatic sort of view: A 20-year-old lad, he’s offered all this reality TV stuff.
Loved-up Finn and Paige are still planning to move to Manchester
Paige and Finn were delighted to win Love Island on Sunday night
“He has a contract, so he has to finish the contract he has with the football club. He’s done very, very well for us.”
He added: “We’re an ambitious football club, we’re going from strength to strength and we’re looking to build.
“This hasn’t been ideal. It is probably disruptive to the club and results.
But speaking about moving to the north west with Paige today, Finn said: “I think it will be Manchester we go to.
The couple, seen here with baby Darcey, were a hit on the show
“Paige said yesterday: ‘Within a month, we’ll have a place.’ I think it will be soon, we’re hoping to do it really soon.”
Oxford City’s Marston ground is a drive of around four hours away from their hoped-for new home in Manchester.
The couple said they were even open to moving into former Love Island star Molly-Mae Hague‘s flat in the city after she went to live with Tommy Fury.
When told the property was up for grabs by Amy Hart and had floor-to-ceiling windows, Finn replied keenly: “Yeah, we’ll get in touch.”