Thursday December 10 2015
Bonaventura: 'I was an Inter player'

Giacomo Bonaventura reveals he “was an Inter player in the morning, Atalanta in the afternoon and Milan in the evening.”

The Rossoneri midfielder had a chaotic transfer deadline day in 2014 and his entire career path swerved in several different directions.

“In the morning I was an Inter player, it was all done and dusted,” he told the Guerin Sportivo magazine.

“We left Bergamo with President Antonio Percassi and director general Pierpaolo Marino to complete the deal. Walter Mazzarri wanted me.

“I will be honest, I was happy that after four years at Atalanta I was going to a big club at last.

“Inter were meant to sell Fredy Guarin to open up a space for me, but in the end the Colombian was not sold.

“Therefore in the afternoon of that incredible Monday I imagined I’d be staying at Atalanta and there was nothing more to be done.

“At 20.30 Marino stopped me leaving and said he’d received a phone call from Adriano Galliani, so we were heading to Milan headquarters.

“I was about to burst out laughing, as it was a crazy situation.”

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