Lazio forward Ricardo Kishna says he rejected the chance to join Arsenal, Roma and Juventus to complete a £14.7m deal to join Ogenyi Onazi’s Lazio this summer.
The Dutchman scored four Eredivisie goals for Ajax last season, having broken into the first team in Amsterdam in February last year.
Kishna arrived in Rome in a £14.7million deal from Ajax back in July but the move only came after he held discussions with Premier league outfit Arsenal, as well as Lazio’s Serie A rivals Roma and Juventus.
“I was immediately impressed by Lazio when I met the coach and officials from the club,” he told ELF.
“I believed that it would be a very important opportunity for me because I was looking for a club that also met my needs.
“They wanted me a lot because I can play in any position in the attack and I was happy to arrive.
“To sign for Lazio, I refused teams like Arsenal, Roma and Juventus but after I spoke with this club, I turned down the offers from all of the other three clubs.” Kishna said as quoted on the Express.
Kishna signed a four-year contract and has so far repaid the Rome club with a single goal – in Lazio’s 2-1 win over Bologna in August.