Saturday, June 22, 2024

Fredy Guarin talks up Inter Milan return

Colombian midfielder Fredy Guarin has issued a come and get me plea to former club Inter Milan.

The 31-year-old had left the Nerazzurri for Shanghai Shenhua two years ago and he recently extended his contract with the Chinese side until 2019.

However, despite claiming he is happy in China, Guarin has made it clear he would be delighted to return to Stadio San Siro.

“Money isn’t a problem, I’d accept a fifth of my current salary,” Guarin insisted, speaking to Gazzetta dello Sport.

“I talked about it with (sporting director Piero) Ausilio last year but financial conditions prevented it.

“I’d go back right away, it’s my biggest wish. Money doesn’t interest me, I’d accept earning much less.

“We talked about it already last summer, there was (Frank) De Boer and a lot of confusion, but I wanted to come back at all costs.

“I’m here, but I know the road to Appiano perfectly.

“On a personal level it’s going well, I have two years on my contract, we’ve qualified for the Asian Champions League and won the Chinese Cup.

“I miss Italy and Inter, but I do not regret my choice.

“Why did I leave? For Financial Fair Play. The directors were clear, they told me: ‘You and Icardi are the only ones with an important economic value, we need money’.

“Nobody forced me, of course, but my transfer was important for the balance sheet. It was the only positive aspect of my departure.”

Guarin fared pretty well during his first spell with Inter Milan, scoring 15 goals in 114 Serie A outings.


Nemanja Lazarevic

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