An agent has given background on why the January transfer of goalkeeper Andrei Radu from Inter Milan to Al Shabab fell through.

Agent Crescenzo Cecere spoke to Italian news outlet TuttoMercatoWeb whilst at the Palermo Sports Conference. He also gave an update on the situation of midfielder Lucien Agoume at Sevilla.

Inter-owned goalkeeper Radu is a player whose future currently looks up in the air.

The 26-year-old Romanian international is currently on loan with Bournemouth in the Premier League.

However, Radu has found playing time very hard to come by on the English south coast.

One thing that looks very clear is that Radu will be back at Inter when his loan at Bourenmouth expires. Then, it will be up to the Nerazzurri to sort out a new club for Radu – whose contract runs out at the end of June 2025.

Radu had almost looked as though he would be leaving Bournemouth earlier than expected.

During the January transfer window, there had been negotiations to take the 26-year-old to Saudi Pro League club Al Shabab.

But that move never transpired.

And agent Cecere, who had been involved in that prospective detail, has explained the reason why that was the case.

Why Andrei Radu Move To Al Shabab Fell Through

Agent Cecere explained that “All moves during the January window are difficult.”

“We had already found an agreement with [Al Shabab] on the financial side of things,” he continued.

“But then at the last minute, the club decided not to release the injured South Korean goalkeeper.”

“Therefore, we were not able to deposit [Radu’s] contract with the league,” Cecere said.

“The Saudi League is based on the MLS list, where there is a restricted number of slots for foreign players,” he noted.

Meanwhile, Cecere also gave his thoughts on the situation of young midfielder Agoume.

The Frenchman joined La Liga club Sevilla on loan from Inter during the January transfer window.

“He’s a young man and he arrived at Inter four years ago,” the agent said of Agoume.

“The Nerazzurri made a significant investment to sign him. He was also a target for Barcelona.”

“In his first season, he even found some playing time in the first team. And then the decision was made to send him out on loan, where he did well.”

“This season, Sevilla got a deal done for him. But Marseille were also in the race to sign him, and his agent, who I work with, chose this solution with the agreement of the player.”

“We all hope that he can finish this season well, and continue his adventure there,” Cecere said of Agoume’s spell at Sevilla.