"David told me at the start of pre-season training that he wanted to leave and in the end we let him go," De Biasi explained.
"If he had stayed I certainly would have let him play because I always play those who have the kind of technical ability he does. But he felt a lack of faith in his talents.
"He told me that he was worried that there were four players for three positions and I told him that it is a tough life being a footballer!
"We have lots of players but there could be space for anyone. In the same situation, Elvis Abbruscato decided to stay because he liked the environment.