Brazilian expected to complete €15m move to join Nerazzurri.
Lazio playmaker Hernanes has confirmed that he is set for a move to Inter Milan, and also explained why he cried after training on Thursday.
The 28-year-old was filmed taking photographs with supporters on Thursday afternoon, but the emotional star broke down in tears sparking rumours that he was being forced to leave the club.
However, he has taken to his official Facebook page to dismiss those reports, instead revealing that his tears were a result of his desire to leave Lazio, the city of Rome and supporters behind as he had made a professional decision to join Inter.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, he will complete a €15m move to join the Nerazzurri on Friday, as Walter Mazzarri looks to finally have the backing of new owner Erick Thohir.
The Indonesian businessman had come under criticism from supporters for not delivering on his promise of strengthening the squad, but following the arrival of Danilo D’Ambrosio earlier this week, Hernanes is major coup for the Italian giants.
The Brazilian spent four years with the Biancocelesti, helping them to consistent top six finishes in Serie A, while the crowning moment was undoubtedly the derby win in the Coppa Italia final last season against Roma.
Hernanes will now sign a contract until 2018 with Inter, and having emphasised to supporters not to blame president Claudio Lotito for his exit, he paid tribute to their support during his time in the capital and ended his message with the hope that they didn’t change their opinion of him for leaving.
New of his departure sparked angry scenes at the club’s Formello training ground, with reports of around 200 supporters protesting against his sale.