Tuesday September 3 2013
Dossena agent on Sunderland medical

Andrea Dossena’s agent explains why he passed a Sunderland medical days after failing one for Torino. “He left Napoli without a real reason.”

The full-back completed a deadline day loan move to Sunderland, which will see him through to the end of his contract on June 30 2014.

“He left Napoli without a real reason, but these things happen in football. It was a mutual decision,” Roberto La Florio told Radio Kiss Kiss Napoli.

“He was the first real signing of the Riccardo Bigon era, as the director came to Liverpool to get him. Napoli weren’t the only option at the time, as Zenit also made an offer, but he chose Napoli.

“This marriage started very well, but then things changed. There is no problem with the Azzurri, though.”

The move to Sunderland was also a surprise because only days earlier Dossena had failed a medical with Torino.

“In good faith during the medical he said that he felt pain and the club doctors looked deeper, finding a 1cm lesion in the quadricep. At that point they took a step back, because he wouldn’t be ready for three to four weeks and Torino needed someone straight away.

“We found the Sunderland option, had a meeting and they said the lesion will take four to five weeks to recover from, so they decided to sign him anyway.”