D'Ambrosio: Juventus wanted me but I wanted Inter

The full-back says that the Italian champions were just one of several top Serie A sides chasing him before he decided to move to Appiano Gentile

Danilo D’Ambrosio has confirmed that Juventus wanted to sign him during the January transfer window but that he had his heart set on joining Inter.

The 25-year-old full-back was formally presented to the press on Wednesday after sealing a reported €1.5 million switch to San Siro from Torino that also saw Matteo Colombi move in the other direction for the remainder of the season.

D’Ambrosio claimed, though, that while he had his pick of Serie A’s top sides, he was determined to move to the Nerazzurri.

“There were a number of clubs chasing me but I chose Inter,” the defender told reporters on Wednesday.

“It wasn’t just Juve. The best teams in Serie A were after me, but I thought Inter’s project the best and most suited to me.

“Inter are a big club and I know what [coach] Walter Mazzarri can offer wide players. Now I’m ready to do whatever the coach asks, to play either on the left or right.”

D’Ambrosio admitted that he has arrived at Inter at a time of great transition but he says that he is confident that Mazzarri’s men will finish the season strongly.

“It’s not a great period, we’ve had some bad luck, but the squad is united and we want to win; I can see and feel it,” he enthused.

“I’m proud to be here and I’m sure that our work on the training ground will eventually pay off.”

Inter currently sit sixth in the Serie A standings, 11 points behind third-placed Napoli in the final Champions League berth.

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