Juventus coach Conte: I wouldn't have signed Diego
Juventus coach Antonio Conte has revealed that he told the club not to sign former midfielder Diego back in 2009.
Conte was one of the favourites to take over the Juventus job in 2009 but was overlooked in favour of Ciro Ferrara who signed the Brazilian.
Diego's career at Juventus proved to be a washout and the midfielder moved onto Wolfsburg when he has since revived his form and Conte has since taken the Juventus job.
"I told Secco that I wasn't sure about Diego when they asked me about him. A player like him isn't essential in my style of play. Juventus already had plenty of options in attack," Conte explained in his biography.
"He did not really react and I understood that he felt different. I insisted that I preferred a high-profile winger, someone like Robben or Walcott. I was after that type of player.
"Secco and the others signed Diego after all, though, to win over the fans. Alessio called me to explain that they signed Diego.
"I asked him if he'd spent €25 million on him and he confirmed that Diego had been expensive, but insisted that everybody said he was a good player."