Kwadwo Asamoah reveals he could have stayed at Juventus, but Inter Milan were able to convince the versatile midfielder to move on after six years at the Allianz Stadium.
Asamoah joined the Nerazzurri as a free agent, signing a three-year contract to keep him at Stadio Meazza till the summer of 2021.
The Ghana international, who turned down interests from rivals AC Milan and Roma, and also Turkish giants Galatasaray, admitted he it was a tough decision to leave Turin, where he has stayed since he moved from Udinese in 2012.
“I feel at home, I’m happy to be here,” Asamoah said at his press conference.
“There was the chance to remain there [at Juventus], but I chose this shirt along with my family. I’m happy to have this new experience and do important things.
“My decision to leave Juventus was difficult but the directors and the coach [Luciano Spalletti] convinced me.
“I’m convinced by what the team is doing, and I think for my career I can improve here.
“I know the rivalry between Juventus and Inter, but I chose this shirt, it doesn’t bother me. I'm here to do my best.”
When Asamoah face Juventus next season, he might as well find himself playing against the reigning best player in the world Cristiano Ronaldo, with the Serie A champions hoping to seal a deal for the Real Madrid superstar in the coming days.
“I’m not even thinking about it, I'm here to play, work and help my team. I’m not thinking about playing against any player or any team.
“To do well you can’t just think about a player or an opponent, you have to consider."
The 29-year-old - Inter’s new no. 18 - left the Allianz Stadium after six years with six Serie A titles, four Coppa Italia winner's medals and three Super Cup titles.