Inter striker Joaquin Correa reveals he could have joined Manchester City in 2015, but he was happy to move to Sampdoria: ‘I didn’t want to stay on the bench.’
Correa moved to Italy in January 2015 from Estudiantes. He joined the Blucerchiati in a transfer finalised thanks to an investment found close to Manchester City.
The Citizens and Sampdoria each owned 50% of the player’s rights, but the Serie A side signed him permanently at the end of the season.
“Sampdoria signed me and I was happy because I didn’t want to go to Manchester City to stay on the bench, I would not resist without playing,” Correa told Il Corriere dello Sport.
The 27-year-old then joined Sevilla, Lazio and Inter.
He arrived in Milan last summer, on loan with an obligation to buy. The Argentinean has scored four goals in 15 appearances with the Nerazzurri so far this season.
He was convinced to move to Inter by his former coach Simone Inzaghi and some of his current teammates.
“I had other options, but I strongly wanted to work with him again,” Correa said.
“He is a great coach, one who makes you feel well. He obtained great results at Lazio, building a solid group where everyone knew what they could give. He is an ambitious coach, perfect for Inter.
“Many Inter players texted me to convince me to join the club. Lautaro started when we were playing in the Copa America with Argentina, then Calhanoglu and Vidal continued…”
The Nerazzurri are just two points behind leaders Napoli and meet José Mourinho’s Roma at the Stadio Olimpico tomorrow.
“It won’t be easy. Roma are a strong team with important players,” the striker reckoned.
“However, I am convinced that we can beat them if we play as we know.
“I played against Mourinho’s Manchester United when I was at Sevilla. We picked up a draw in the first leg and we won at Old Trafford. I hope the game against Roma will end like that night.
“Every Inter fan has great memories about Mourinho, he’s proved his worth here and everywhere else, but we want to beat him tomorrow.
“We deserve to be up there in the standings, we are improving and we won to win the Scudetto again.”
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