Samardzic Father Barging in Made Inter Move Collapse

Lazar Samardzic was on the brink of joining Inter last summer. He took the medicals and spent a few days in a hotel in Milan while the parties were trying to close the deal before it fell through. A few months later, the reason has become apparent, La Gazzetta dello Sport relays.

There weren’t issues between the two clubs. He would have transferred on loan with an initial €4.5M fee, offset by the sale of Giovanni Fabbian, and a €16M obligation to buy with €2M add-ons.

However, things changed when Mladen Samardzic, his father, asked to meet Inter. Rafaela Pimenta had handled the negotiation until that point. He demanded to improve the personal terms, and the Nerazzurri declined. The dad denied giving the agent the mandate to broker the transfer.

The representative replied that they had a few summits and conversations beforehand, also in the presence of former defender Aleksandar Kolarov, who corroborated her version.

The Serb hasn’t had a great season afterward. He was close to Napoli in January, but they didn’t strike a deal on his contract in that case either.

Our Take on Inter and Udinese

It’s hardly a regret for the Nerazzurri, which have taken it slow even in integrating a better and less mercurial player like Davide Frattesi and eventually bagged Piotr Zielinski on a free, which wouldn’t have happened otherwise. His subpar campaign further proves that the minnows should strike while the iron is hot when it comes to selling, but it wasn’t Udinese’s fault.

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