Agent: "Lucien Agoume is very close to join Inter for €4.5m. There were Arsenal and Manchester City but the boy wanted Inter"
Lucien Agoume is very close to join Inter, it seems that we have been saying those words for the past two weeks but it is true. And to confirm it all is the player’s agent Djibril Niang.
“This situation is very simple: we have an agreement with Inter and Sochaux also have an agreement on the figure that they want to sell Lucien. And so we are finalizing the deal. The only small detail is how this figure will be paid.”
Is it worth about €4.5m without counting the bonuses?
“Exactly. I think we will close with Inter. There were two other solutions: Manchester City and Arsenal which are still waiting. But they are not the priorities of the player. We could have closed faster with those clubs but again we work on what Lucien wants.”
Does his priority go to the club that started to follow him first?
“Inter have been watching him since last year very diligently. We have talked to the club, its executives, coaches and all really want Lucien. At certain times, with so many requests, it is always better to favor solutions like this one. Inter have never stopped talking to us.”
You are choosing the Inter’s project. Why?
“We like the project and also for the development of the boy. Today, Lucien is 17 years old and he will have to learn many things in Italy. It is a very tactical league but also in terms of physical work, it is known that much effort will also be required of him. In addition, he will have Antonio Conte as coach. He needs no introduction, it is enough to say that in the last six seasons he won four league titles with Juventus and Chelsea.”
This is a big step forward for the boy.
“Training daily with a team that plays in the Champions League, with many international players, is insurance for him gain a lot of experience. All these things have weight. And rest will come with his seriousness and talent.”
Did clubs in Ligue 1 try for him?
“Yes, clubs were there but they didn’t necessarily have the best projects. And in any case, their offers would have been less than those from abroad. We do not work for Sochaux but Lucien also wanted to help his club out.”
Source: East Republicain