New Inter forward Joaquin Correa had a trial with the Nerazzurri back in 2013.
As reported in today’s paper edition of the Milano based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, the young Argentinian arrived in Milan for a short trial in January 2013, when Estudiantes coach Juan Sebastian Veron recommended the player to Inter.
The deal for Correa could have been closed for €300 thousand plus various add-ons. The Argentinian forward impressed during his team but the deal was passed over for economic reasons.
Estudiantes changed their requested price at the last minute, immediately demanding a higher price, which pushed the Nerazzurri away.
Paying more, plus other easy add-ons that would have further bloated the price, was too much for Inter’s youth budget, and so Correa returned to Argentina.
After nine years, Correa has finally signed for Inter and has immediately won over the Nerazzurri fans, scoring two goals in only 16 minutes on the pitch during his debut against Hellas Verona on Friday.