The agent of midfielder Toma Basic has revealed that AC Milan wanted his client before he eventually made the move to fellow top four hopefuls Lazio.
Basic’s agent Adrian Aliaj offered some background on what happened over the summer with his client on the Punto Nuovo Sport Show, given that the Croatia international was linked with several different Serie A clubs as well as the Rossoneri.
“He is a player of great quality: Napoli, Atalanta and Milan were after the player. He needs time, he has technique, he sees the goal with his left foot,” he said (via Calciomercato.com).
“He has to adapt to Italian football, with Sarri who is a great coach everything will be simpler. Lazio had some small difficulties, but did not go astray. I am convinced that it can be an important season, Italy has always been our first choice.”
The links with Milan came last summer when a number of different reports suggested that Rade Krunic could be on his way out for €8m to Bundesliga side SC Freiburg.
That was when SportskaCentrala wrote that the Rossoneri were after the former Hajduk Split star Toma Bašić to replace him. They even went so far as to say the 23-year-old Bordeaux midfielder would complete a move to Milan for €10million, but he stayed and ultimately joined Lazio late in August.