Moggi: Inter made a mistake selling Pazzini

The man who was at the centre of the Calciopoli scandal has praised the 28-year-old Italy forward, and castigated the Bianconeri for not signing him

Former Juventus managing director Luciano Moggi has claimed that Inter made a mistake selling Giampaolo Pazzini, and that the Serie A champions should have signed the in-form striker instead of AC Milan.

Moggi, who has a lifetime ban in football due to his role on the 2006 Calciopoli scandal, insisted that the Nerazzurri should have kept hold of the former Sampdoria man, and that he would have been well suited to the Bianconeri.

“It is a well-trodden path at [Massimo] Moratti's Inter that they can't find a suitable partner for [Diego] Milito,” he told newspaper Libero. “But Inter's cast-off is now shining for Milan.

“He was recommended to Juve, but instead they tried to get that unobtainable 'top player'. Pazzini would be a brilliant partner for [Mirko] Vucinic, but instead they have opted for [Sebastian] Giovinco."

And reflecting on the Giovinco transfer, the former Juve chief was also unhappy with the cost of the deal.

“[His former club] Parma wanted a high price for a player who was already black and white in their heart, and I think the situation could have been handled a lot better,” he said.