Udinese midfielder Lazar Samardzic has opened up on his busted move to Inter in the transfer window recently completed. In an interview with Sportweek, the Serbia international insisted money had nothing to do with a breakdown in talks between him and Nerazzurri.
Samardzic was a step away from penning a multi-year contract at Giuseppe Meazza. Inter and Udinese ironed out every detail of his switch while he was already in Lombardy to sign the papers. However, something went wrong in the final stages, causing the deal to collapse at the 11th hour.
Now, a month after the incident, the 21-year-old delivered an update on his failed transfer. He also reiterated his happiness to be at Udinese despite the club’s embarrassing start to the new Serie A campaign.
“It was never a money problem.” the Udinese star replied when asked about the reason behind the transfer collapse, as quoted by Gianluca Di Marzio. “I know what happened, but it’s past, and I don’t want to talk about it anymore. I am someone who thinks positive.
“Udinese is a strong team, an organized club, if I stay one more year, it is perfect for me. I want to have a great championship here, then we’ll see.”
While Inter are making strides at the start of 2023/24, Samardzic’s Udinese cannot catch a break. A 4-1 demolition at the hands of Napoli on Wednesday left the Friulians stranded in the relegation zone as one of just three Serie A sides yet to get into the win column this term.
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