Brendan Rodgers reckons Jozo Simunovic to remain in the capital of Scotland
Brendan Rodgers reckons Jozo Simunovic might actually have been destined to remain in the capital of Scotland.
Simunovic was close to be transferred to Serie A and had even landed in Italy the day the window was closing so that he could have his medical and could go through the formalities of his Torino signing.
But, something caused the signing to be cancelled at the eleventh hour.
Speaking of that, Rodgers said, “I think probably that’s what his destiny was and I personally won’t mind the failure of the deal because I was really impressed with him in the training sessions I had overseen.”
“To rate him as a player is not possible at the moment as I am yet to watch him play and unless I watch him play, I can’t make out anything of him, but, training-wise, it’s really impressive.”
“However, before I can consider him for a match, he has to work more and more on his body. Currently, he is out of frame as far as playing is concerned.”
When asked about his overall work in the market particularly from the perspective of the inbound deals, the former Reading defender said, “We obviously didn’t manage to buy everyone we wanted, but, then it depends on the seller club you know. You can only go and make an enquiry from your side, but, if they are not ready to negotiate, there’s no way the deal can happen.”
“I needed a bloke who could make things happen in the centre, show a little unorthodoxy, but, it had to be a player of my choice. I was not going to rope in anyone. There was no point wasting the cash. We can look for recruitments again in the winter if we need to.”