Fredy Guarin issues ‘come and get me plea’ to Inter: “I’d accept a fifth of my salary in China”

Fredy Guarin issues ‘come and get me plea’ to Inter: “I’d accept a fifth of my salary in China”

Shanghai Shenhua midfielder Fredy Guarin has issued a come-and-get-me plea to former club Inter Milan stating that he willing to take a pay cut.

The 31-year-old Colombian midfielder ended a three-and-a-half association with the Nerazzurri when he joined the Chinese Super League outfit in January 2016.

However, the 58-time capped international is now feeling homesick, describing returning to Milan as his biggest wish.

“Money isn’t a problem, I’d accept a fifth of my current salary,” he told Gazzetta dello Sport (via Football Italia).

“I talked about it with [sporting director Piero] Ausilio last year but financial conditions prevented it. I’d go back right away, it’s my biggest wish. Money doesn’t interest me, I’d accept earning much less.

“We talked about it already last summer, there was [Frank] De Boer and a lot of confusion, but I wanted to come back at all costs.

“I’m here, but I know the road to Appiano perfectly.”

Guarin joined Inter from Portuguese giants FC Porto in the summer of 2012 after enjoying a loan spell at the San Sio-based club.

He featured across 141 matches in all competitions, registering 22 goals and creating a further 40 for his teammates.

Nominally a central midfielder capable of playing further forward or as a defensive midfielder, Guarin – who enjoyed a trophy-laden period with Porto – would leave Inter trophyless.

The Serie A side are currently fourth in the table, 15 points adrift of leaders Napoli.