Inter Defender Andrea Ranocchia Rejected Bayern Munich Move In 2014, Italian Media Claim

Inter Defender Andrea Ranocchia Rejected Bayern Munich Move In 2014, Italian Media Claim
March 29, 2021 23:30
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Andrea Ranocchia once turned down a move to Bayern Munich out of love for Inter, according to a report in the Italian media today.

Gazzetta dello Sport‘s online edition confirmed the defender was ready to replace Stefan de Vrij for Saturday’s Serie A match at Bologna, if De Vrij didn’t recover from COVID-19 in time.

Ranocchia has only made five appearances in all competitions for the Nerazzurri this season but he has never spoken out against Antonio Conte or let his attitude drop.

Nothing has threatened Ranocchia’s affection for Inter over the years – not even when, according to the Milan-based publication, Bayern came calling in 2014 and made an ‘insistent’ approach to sign him.

The centre-back explained at the time: “It’s true, they made an approach for me.

“I’ll admit, I considered it for a bit, but I’d made my decision: things will change here soon.”

Ranocchia has made 212 appearances for Inter in all competitions since he joined from Genoa in 2011.

He has also had six-month loan spells with Sampdoria and Hull City during the decade since.

By Will Beckman