Tuesday January 21 2014
Fassone: 'Why Guarin-Vucinic failed'

Inter dg Marco Fassone met with protesting fans and said the Fredy Guarin sale was scrapped due to “economic, technical and environmental issues.”

The transfer to exchange Guarin for Juventus striker Mirko Vucinic had been practically completed last night, but officially abandoned this evening after protests from the ultras.

The Curva Nord waited in the street after the announcement and four of the protesting fans were invited up to the HQ for talks with Fassone and other directors.

“I am absolutely not considering a resignation. We clarified the situation and tomorrow will be at work to win,” director general Fassone told Sky Sport Italia.

“What we said with the fans will remain between us. We simply communicated certain ideas that had not been put across very clearly before.

“The reasoning is different, but we understood each other and I focused on understanding their feelings.

“There are many motivations that pushed us towards rejecting this operation, economic, technical and environmental issues.

“All together they prompted us to not complete the transfer. Of course we discussed it with Coach Walter Mazzarri too.

“We are now working on a new transfer strategy and over the next 10 days will try to improve the team within these parameters.”

Fassone was asked whether Inter are suffering from the new ownership, as President Erick Thohir is in Indonesia.

“Italian football is accustomed to having the very strong presence of a President in the club’s communications.”

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