Brazilian defender Lucio has revealed that he will be leaving Italian club Inter Milan at the end of the season. Lucio is considered as a legend at the San Siro having been part of the Inter Milan team that won the treble a few seasons ago under manager José Mourinho.
It remains to be seen if the feat will ever be achieved again. Lucio was a surprise addition to the squad by José Mourinho after he had been let go by German club Bayern Munich in the summer. The Brazilian defender was signed for just around £ 5 million by Inter Milan.
Now, his time at the San Siro has come to an end after he has officially submitted a transfer request that has been accepted by the club. According to his agent, there is a very good chance that Lucio will return to Brazil in order to play in his home country before attempting to be the Brazilian squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Even though he was an excellent signing during the initial few years of his Inter Milan career, he has struggled a lot for form this season. It is highly unlikely that he’ll be picked on a regular basis next season.
His agent, though, has said that there is also a good chance that he might be signing for European club at least for the next two seasons. “He had three excellent years at Inter and feels it’s time to make a change. We have been working on this since last week and resumed talks on Wednesday. We put in a transfer request and Inter have agreed. Now we have to find him a new club. Considering the man he is and the player he is, Lucio only leaves friends behind everywhere he goes. The decision to leave came from us, but Inter understood it. This has been entirely amicable,” said his agent Sandro Becker.