Thursday Oct 29, 2020  
  01/02/2014: Reja: "Everyone refused us"
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Edy Reja made light of Lazio's transfer targets today and admitted there were a dozen options - all of which rejected a move to Lazio:

"I'm sorry [about Hernanes' sale]. For three days, I did not think this would be the case. The club offered him a new five-year deal, but he preferred other options. You can say that when I signed Hernanes [as manager in 2010], five names were proposed including Boateng [Kevin Prince] and I chose him. He is an extraordinary person, both the human being and the player. Football is a bit strange at times. There was an offer, the boy accepted it, we take note and move on."

"There were a dozen names that we tried, and they all refused us. Juventus has a few players that were of interest, and they refused us. I'll try and get the most out of this team - 200% - I'll try and maximise their potential."

"We asked for Giovinco, but nobody wants to come. Then we almost had Biabiany, but he was fine where he was. With a day or two comes a request for Hernanes and I did not believe that Inter could take him, and then replacing a player like him is not easy."

"I feel bad that players refused us. We started with Matri, and then everyone refused us. I have to accept it, regrettably, but I cannot do anything."
Author: C
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