Wednesday August 28 2013
Ljajic: 'I had no Milan deal'

Adem Ljajic said goodbye to Fiorentina fans after his move to Roma and denied reports he had a pre-contract agreement with Milan.

This evening he completed the transfer for €11m plus €4m in performance-related bonuses, putting pen to paper on a four-year contract.

“I have an excellent rapport with all of my teammates and never had a row with any of them,” he told Viola Channel.

“I don’t understand why this story was in the papers that I had an argument with Mario Gomez. I care about everyone.

“I always had a great relationship with the fans and want to thank them for our years together. Many things happened and I said several times I wanted to remain in Florence, but we were unable to reach an agreement on the contract.

“Another option emerged that was positive for both Fiorentina and me, so everyone is happy. It’s a shame to leave Florence and I will always cheer on the team, because I like the city and its people. I thank everyone.”

Ljajic had been very close to joining Milan, but Fiorentina reportedly rejected all proposals because they went through the player first.

“Talk of me having a pre-contract agreement with Milan is just a lie. I didn’t sign anything with anyone. I only spoke to Fiorentina and we’ve been discussing the contract renewal for two months. There was no deal, so we found another option.

“I say goodbye to Fiorentina, hopefully an arrivederci, as I’ve always said I want to come back here. I bought a house in Florence and I don’t want to sell it.

“I wish all the best to the fans and my teammates. I’ll always keep an eye out for them and hope we meet again soon.”

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