Leandro Damião turned down Southampton, says agent
Leandro Damião’s agent Vinicus Prates has revealed that the Brazilian has turned down an approach from Premier League side Southampton.
The Saints were reported to be interest in the striker and made an offer, but the agent says that Damião wanted a more ambitious club.
"There were negotiations with Napoli, but the inherent difficulties tied in to sponsorship contracts and image rights made it impossible to reach a deal with Aurelio De Laurentiis," Prates told reporters.
"The club preferred to turn to Higuain, so now Damião is working hard with Internacional while he waits for a great proposal from Europe.”
"He is wanted by several Premier League clubs. Southampton put in a request in the past, but Leandro Damião has decided to target a more ambitious club.
Prates also scotched reports linking the striker to Roma: "There is nothing concrete with Roma. They are a good side, but there has been no contact.”