Brescia president Corioni: AC Milan, Inter rejected Napoli’s Hamsik

Brescia president Gino Corioni has revealed Napoli star Marek Hamsik was rejected by Italy's biggest clubs.

Brescia president Gino Corioni has revealed Napoli star Marek Hamsik was rejected by Italy's biggest clubs.

The Slovakia international is now a big-money target for Europe's greatest, but it wasn't always the case.

Corioni revealed: "I offered Hamsik, in 2007, to three clubs: AC Milan, Inter and Juventus, but they turned him down.

"It's evidence that many officials at clubs do not understand football. Italian clubs believe that a player is good only if he plays for Real Madrid.

"We're the only one to invest in youth - which is also the only way to make money from football."

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