New Parma signing Jonathan has underlined that he didn’t initially reject a switch to the Stadio Tardini outfit.
The Brazilian has been unveiled to the media on Wednesday after Parma signed him on loan from Inter, with the option to buy a 50 per cent share in him at the end of the season.
“I want to clarify straight away that I didn’t refuse to join Parma,” the South American commented. “I’m happy to be here and I want to show everyone my worth.”
The deal to take the wing-back to the Gialloblu looked to have collapsed earlier this week, but the 25-year-old will now end the campaign with their No 2 shirt on his back.
“I chose Parma because they are a great team and I’m at the complete disposal of the Coach,” the right-sided player added.
“I can play in a four-man defence or in midfield if a three-man defence is used. I like to attack and I want to enjoy myself.”
Jonathan only joined Inter in the summer after spells at Cruzeiro and Santos, but he made just six appearances for the Nerazzurri.
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