Former Inter goalkeeper Tommaso Berni has shared his views on Antonio Candreva following his departure from Inter to fellow Serie A side Sampdoria.
After four years with the club, Candreva has moved to La Samp on a four year contract worth a reported €1.5 million a year with reports stating that Sampdoria have paid Inter a fee of €2.5 million for him.
“Antonio is a gold person, he came from a difficult year, he rolled up his sleeves and gave his all and was the protagonist of a great season,” Berni explained in an interview with Italian news outlet Sampdorianews.net.
“He has shown an incredible physical consistency, he is able to run up and down the wing for 120 minutes without stopping. I was pleased to meet him at Inter after so many years after our shared experience at Ternana.”
In conclusion the veteran shot-stopper discusssed his own future and refused to rule out the possibility of a return to Sampdoria, who he spent the 2012/13 season with.
“I was hoping to play another year reaching, but for the moment it has not been possible. Sampdoria? Maybe it could happen, it would make me really happy, it’s not up to me.”
Berni came through the ranks at Inter and after a rather nomadic career, which he spent mainly as a back-up goalkeeper, he completed a return to Inter in 2014 where he served as third choice shot-stopper in his six years with the club.
The former Italian under 21 national team player never made a competitive appearance for Inter in all that time but was viewed as an important figure in the dressing room. He left when his contract expired last month.