Friday 21 October 2016

PSG star Thiago Motta: I want to return to Inter Milan

Thiago Motta
Thiago Motta

Paris St Germain midfielder Thiago Motta has revealed he is open to an Inter Milan return.

The Italy international is under contract with the Ligue 1 champions for another season but is a reported target of several European clubs this summer.

Motta's former clubs Atletico Madrid and Inter Milan are keen to acquire the 32-year-old's services, and after three-and-a-half years in Paris, the Brazilian-born player is ready for a change.

"I get the impression that a cycle is coming to an end for me," Motta said to Gazzetta dello Sport. "I have given and received so much.

"It would be more comfortable to stay, but I wouldn't be honest with myself, nor the club, which I have grown to love.

"It's not a question of money, but of motivation."

Motta has made 85 appearances since joining PSG from Inter in 2012.

"I have spent three-and-a-half years there, but it seems a lot more to me," he said. "I think I have given everything by now.

"Returning to Inter would be a real challenge, as (Inter coach Roberto) Mancini has shown with his choice to join the club again at a delicate moment.

"It would be stimulating but also natural to rediscover a place where I won everything."

Motta spent three seasons at Inter and won the Serie A, Coppa Italia and Champions League in his first season - 2009-10 - with the Nerazzurri outfit.

Earlier in his career he had played with Barcelona and Atletico Madrid.

Motta spent the 2007-08 campaign at Atletico but played limited games due to a recurring knee injury.

"Atletico is the same argument as Inter," Motta said. "Atletico are fighting at the summit of European and Spanish football, which isn't easy when you have Real Madrid and Barcelona as rivals.

"For me it would be just as motivating and I would give everything to do what I couldn't manage to do the first time round because of injuries."

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