Arsenal target Antonio Candreva never considered Lazio exit
Lazio defender Antonio Candreva confirms summer interest
Antonio Candreva has insisted that he never considered leaving Lazio this summer despite reported interest from the Premier League.
The 27-year-old was linked with a host of clubs after a string of impressive performances at the World Cup, particularly as Italy beat England.
Arsenal and Liverpool were linked with a move for the winger as Arsene Wenger and Brendan Rodgers looked to strengthen their defence.
But Candreva claimed that he never contemplated a potential move away from Lazio, going on to a sign a new deal after being named captain.
“I’ve always wanted to stay at Lazio. That’s what I said to my agents before all these rumours,” Candreva is quoted as saying.
“It’s true that several teams came in for me but I always wanted to re-sign with Lazio.”
Candreva, who has 12 Italy caps, has scored 21 goals in 87 Serie A appearances for Lazio.