Algerian striker Ishak Belfodil has revealed that Ghana midfielder Alfred Duncan played a major role in his loan move to Livorno.
The Inter forward was a loan target of QPR, West Ham, Sassuolo and Livorno but opted for the latter.
“At the start I wanted to try out an experience in England, then this Livorno opportunity came along and I didn’t let it get away from me,” said Belfodil when he was being unveiled.
“Both Djamel Mesbah and Alfred Duncan had called me to say this was a good place to work and a well prepared club so I decided to join them.”
He added: “There were a lot of confusion on transfer deadline day as I’d already had my medical with QPR. Once that deal fell through because of financial reasons, Italian clubs stepped forward and I chose Livorno.
“Now I am at Livorno to give my contribution towards safety and we’ll do everything to achieve that.”
The Algerian has joined the Serie A side for the rest of the season.