Recoba Celebrating a goal with the Inter


Recoba wanted to be 'culé': "Moratti didn't let me sign for Barça"

Published:10/12/2019 - 16:29h

Updated:10/12/2019 - 16:29h

Álvaro Recoba, former player of Inter Milan, revealed in a video that he could be a player of FC Barcelona years ago. The Uruguayan had an offer from the Barca team at the beginning of 200, but the president of Inter did not let him leave

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All the fans to the European football in the first decade of the 2000 know to the Uruguayan Álvaro Recoba. The mediapunta shined in the Inter of Milan during several seasons and did good part of his career in the Series To, where played until the 2008, when it left to the Panionos Greek. It withdrew in his country in the year 2014 playing for the National of Montevideo, club the one who was a member of his youth.

The ex footballer 'neroazzurro', taking advantage of the Inter-FC Barcelona of this Tuesday, conceded an interview to LaLiga Legends and recognised that it could finish dressing the elastic Barcelona to beginnings of the 2000. The charrúa admitted that he was had to leave the Italian group and the Calcium to arrive to the Barça, but that the president of the Inter no allowed it to him.

"Had offers of LaLiga​, concrete had one of the Barcelona. No of this Barcelona of today. I think that it was in 2002 or 2003. Moratti Had a very good relation with the president of the Barcelona, but was a period in which the president of the Inter automatically did not leave me go to any side", signalled the mediapunta when they asked him if it would like him have played in Spain.

'The Chinese' Recoba, as many called him, also explained that Valencia was after his steps and insisted in that it had loved him play in LaLiga. "Also I had an offer of Valencia. It had liked me play in Spain. At the end it did not give , it touched me suffer against the Spanish teams in Champions League", aimed the one of Montevideo.

The Uruguayan wanted to relate the differences that always appreciated between the Spanish football and the Italian, signalling the speed to which ran the balloon in his terrains of game. "Now all the fields are very similar, but in this moment were very different. The Italian field was a slow field in which the ball did not run so much. Afterwards you found you against the Spanish teams, that the ball flew, all the wet fields, and there was a very big difference. It cost us always, really it cost us a lot", it remembered.

Recoba Would have fit very well in Spain

The true is that Recoba could have fit to perfection in the Spanish football. The charrúa always had a touch of exquisite balloon and a strike very powerful and precise that it could have exhibited in Spain. The Barça or Valencia could have taken advantage of a lot his qualities in thefield , although it was the Inter of Milan the one who finished exploding all his virtues.

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