Outbound OGC Nice defender Dalbert Henrique has revealed an ‘irresistible’ offer from Internazionale was the reason why he turned down a move to Liverpool and a host of other clubs, in a public statement released on Friday evening.

The left back made 38 appearances in all competitions for the Ligue 1 outfit last season, as Nice fought their way to an unexpected third-placed finish,

Dalbert’s performances have attracted a lot of attention from around Europe, including from both Inter and Liverpool. In a statement released by the player begging for Nice to let him leave, the 23-year-old has explained that Inter’s offer was the most attractive.


“My agent was contacted by over 10 European clubs, including Liverpool and Inter, who progressed in their desire to have me in the squad.” Henrique wrote on the Fair Play Assessoria Facebook page.

“Inter made a proposal that I find to be irresistible and I think over the next few days we can have a happy outcome for everyone.”

Dalbert went on to explain his desire to leave France, claiming that he yearns for a new challenge.

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“I have been very happy in France and will be eternally grateful to Nice and its fans, who gave me the possibility of emerging in an even bigger project.

“However, I am counting on the understanding of the directors to accept my desire to seek new heights and challenge for a chance at playing for my country, which is the dream of every player.

“It was difficult to decide, but I am certain when I say that my desire is to seek new projects.”

While Dalbert seems to be heading off to Serie A, Liverpool appear to have already found a new left back target and ​are closing in on an £8m move for Hull City’s Andrew Robertson.