Ex-Inter defender Cristian Chivu’s agent Victor Becali has revealed that his client’s transfer from Rome to Inter was the most difficult transfer he has conducted.

The former Romanian national team player joined the Nerazzurri in a €16 million deal from the Giallorossi club in the Summer of 2007 and Becali admitted that his client also had offers from other clubs than Inter.

Chivu, who is now a youth team coach at Inter, spent seven years with the club and retired in 2014 after making 169 appearances across all competitions.

The former Ajax defender scored three goals and provided seven assists for Inter, who he won a total of nine trophies with, including the famous treble in the 2009/10 season.

“Cristian’s move from Roma to Inter was my most difficult negotiation, because there were problems between the teams. There were great offers from Barcelona and Real Madrid and Roma preferred to send him abroad,” Becali remarked in an interview with Romanian news outlet Pro Sport.

In conclusion Becali recalled how his client was treated by Roma fans after he made the switch to Inter the first time the sides met after his transfer: “Several thousand Giallorossi supporters called him a traitor in the first meeting of the season.”