Just when it seemed his future was settled, Serbian forward Adam Ljajic has turned down a move to Torino according the Corriere dello Sport. After spending last season on loan at Inter, Ljajic appeared close to moving to Turin, but has turned down the granata’s four year contract offer, that would have seen him take a pay cut. (He currently earns 1.9 million euros net per year)
The former Partizan Belgrade man had already turned down a move from Spanish club Celta Vigo, and it appears he is in his hart hoping for a move to Milan and a reunion with their new manager Vicenzo Montella. The two worked together at Fiorentina during the 2012-13 season.
When it appeared that his move to Torino was practically settled, Luciano Spalletti had planned to exclude Ljajic from his call up list for Roma’s preseason camp in Pinozolo, Trentino. Even with his future up in the air, Spalletti is likely to maintain his current stance on not calling up the Serb, but a definitive decision will be made in the coming days.
The fear for Roma is that the Ljajic’s decision will also end Torino’s interest in Iago Falque, who they had viewed as part of the same negotiation. Falque would go to Turin on a loan deal with option to buy if discussions continue, although the negotiation appears complicated now.