Italian football legend Roberto Baggio has said he wants to stay with Fiorentina instead of being sold to Serie A rivals Juventus in 1990.
The 54-year-old reflected on many moments in his career, including joining the Bianconeri, which was a world record at the time.
“I had nothing against Juventus but I wanted to stay with Fiorentina,” Baggio told Revista Libero.
“There were people waiting for me after spending the first two years with injuries. We fell in love with each other. I promised I would stay.
“The viola board wasn’t really right because he would have sold me without telling me anything. Then this was done and the player was blamed for being a mercenary. All lies.
“I’ve always liked challenges. In fact, I see life as an ongoing challenge with a growing level of culture that increases as we are better and better prepared to face it. In this sense, Juve was of course a challenge. “