Thursday November 15 2012
Isla: I almost joined Inter

Mauricio Isla has revealed that he almost joined Inter over the summer, but was persuaded by Antonio Conte and Arturo Vidal to sign for Juventus.

The former Udinese midfielder left the Zebrette over the summer, and has disclosed that he was on the verge of putting pen-to-paper for the San Siro.

“Both Inter and Juventus were looking at me last season,” he told Sky Sport Italia. “But I came to Turin mainly because Mr Conte wanted me so much.

“Vidal also told me about how great this club is.”

He also commented on the relationship he has with his international teammate.

“When I watch Arturo play, it is a real pleasure,” he said. “He is a key player. A true warrior.”

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