Legendary former Juventus striker David Trezeguet has revealed that he was a target for Inter in 2006 following the Bianconeri’s enforced relegation to Serie B after the Calciopoli scandal.
Speaking in a DAZN documentary on former Inter president Massimo Moratti, reported by FCInterNews, the Frenchman revealed that Moratti had made an effort to sign him at the Nerazzurri, but that he decided to stay with the Bianconeri.
A number of Juventus’s start players departed from the club following their enforced relegation, but Trezeguet was one of those who decided to stay loyal to the club.
There would have been no shortage of suitors for the striker at the time, with the Nerazzurri among the teams who would have liked to have moved for him from their great Serie A rivals, but he wanted to stay with Juventus.
As he explains, the Nerazzurri President personally called him, but he was clear that he was not interested and this was the end of the matter.
“After 2006 it was a whole other story on a sporting level,” Trezeguet stated about the fallout from Calciopoli, continuing that “Moratti wanted me at Inter, I spoke to him by phone and he understood my desire to remain at Juve.”