Date published: Sunday 3rd May 2020 3:17
Francesco Toldo has revealed why he snubbed a transfer to a number of interested clubs, including Liverpool and Real Madrid, during his career at Inter Milan.
The former Italy international played over 300 times for Serie A rivals Fiorentina before completing a move to Inter in 2001 for a fee of £23.85m.
The veteran stopper spent nine years at the Nerazzurri – helping them win five Serie A titles, a Champions League and three Coppa Italias – before retiring in 2010.
And during those successful years at the San Siro, Toldo has now revealed that he had many offers to leave but he refused the likes of Liverpool to keep playing in Italy.
“I wanted to stay at Inter, so I declined many proposals,” Toldo told Antenna Three (via Sport Witness).
“Winning in this club is different; it is the satisfaction of arriving at the port after going through a storm.
“For the sake of Inter, I said no to Benfica, Bayern Munich, Liverpool and Real Madrid. I retired earlier, but proud of my choice.”
Meanwhile, Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea target Victor Osimhen is reportedly the subject of a shock transfer bid from an unnamed club.
According to French outlet Telefoot, Lille have received an offer of £75million including bonuses for their 21-year-old striker, who has also been linked with Tottenham and Inter Milan.
However, another report on Sunday claims that the mystery bidder could be Newcastle, who are expected to be very active in the summer transfer market if their Saudi takeover is allowed to go through.
At this stage, Liverpool are still said to be in the driving seat to sign the powerful forward, who has scored 18 times in his 38 appearances for Lille this season. Read more…