Former Inter centre back Miranda has revealed that during his time with the Nerazzurri two Brazilian clubs came in with offers to allow him to return to his homeland.

Miranda joined Inter in the Summer of 2015 in a circa €15 million deal from Spanish giants Atletico Madrid and spent four years with the club.

This past Summer Inter and the veteran defender came to a mutual agreement for his contract to be cancelled and he then moved on to Chinese Super League club Jiangsu Suning, who are owned by Inter’s current owners Suning.

During his four year stay on Inter’s books, the 58-time Brazilian international, made a total of 121 appearances across all competitions in which he scored a single goal, provided two assists for teammates and helped Inter keep many clean sheets.

In an interview with Brazilian news outlet Esporte Interativo, the 35-year-old explained how both Flamengo and Palmeiras came in for him and how nothing ever materialised with them.

“Flamengo are a great club with the largest support in Brazil. I was interested in their offer and I even spoke to some of their board members but it was not the right time for me to return home,” he began.

“I had a contract with Inter and it was difficult to negotiate with a Brazilian team. Palmeiras, especially their sporting director Alexandro Mattos, contacted me but after that there were no major developments. Inter did not want to give up on me.”