Reja was speaking after victory over Chievo Verona.
"He had already decided and didn't tell me the whole truth," said Reja.
"I think there had been some movement there a long time before and it just got finished off at the end. Hernanes did a lot for Lazio and is an exceptional person. He made a lifestyle choice, because President Claudio Lotito had made him an impressive contract offer, but he had already chosen another club."
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