AC Milan tried their best to sign Adam Ounas from Napoli this summer but there was a decisive factor in his decision to stay, a report claims.
Having been sent out on loan to Crotone for the second half of last season there were some doubts about the importance of Ounas to Napoli heading into the new campaign, and Milan were heavily linked with a move for the France-born winger towards the end of the window.
According to il Corriere dello Sport (via MilanNews), new Napoli head coach Luciano Spalletti was decisive in Ounas’ decision not to leave Napoli in the summer window after his loan at Crotone. Atalanta, Olympique Marseille and Milan came forward and the 24-year-old was undecided on what to do, and in particular whether or not to force his hand for a transfer.
“You decide Adam, but if you stay we will have fun,” Spalletti reiterated several times this summer as per the newspaper, and in the end he convinced him. However, he has played just 89 minutes in total so far this season.