Mirko Vucinic has described his failed January move to Inter as ‘the biggest disappointment in Italian football’ for him.
The Montenegrin was on the verge of leaving Juventus for the Nerazzurri in the winter transfer window, in a deal that would have seen Fredy Guarin move in the opposite direction.
Despite clearing out his locker at Vinovo and seemingly with personal terms agreed, the deal was called off at the last moment by Inter President Erick Thohir.
“Let’s say that those hours were the biggest disappointment in Italian football for me,” Vucinic has today conceded to Sky Sport Italia.
“But, I have put it behind me and now I am looking forward.
“Did that moment end my relationship with Juventus? No, I cannot say that, because in the end I think that Juventus behaved very well.
“Am I disappointed in Inter? Well…I’m not going to enter into the merits.”
Vucinic did leave Juventus earlier this summer, moving out to Al Jazira.
“I am very well, I’m slowly getting to know their world, their habits. I am quite happy, I have to thank my teammates who have welcomed me very well.
“With Arabic I am bad, very bad. It’s a difficult language, but I am learning English, which I had forgotten since living in Italy for so long. But, I am slowly speaking English.
“Why did I choose Al Jazira? The reason is because the Arab world fascinates me, because there is so much luxuy and luxury fascinates everyone.
“And then more so, I also wanted a new experience.
“Difficult to leave European football? Certainly, but I experience football as fun, I hope to win the championship and to bring to this club a cup, which this team is currently lacking a few in.”
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