The agent of Salernitana forward Massimo Coda has told the Italian media the Serie B club were prepared to sell the player in the summer for the right price. The 27-year-old was linked with a move to Leeds United late into the last window following claims Salernitana officials held talks with the Championship side.
Speaking to Salernogranata.it, Coda’s agent was asked about his client being dropped from the team earlier in the month, and also the interest in the forward during the summer. His agent revealed Coda has respected the decision from the coaching staff to leave him out of the recent game with Cesena, and therefore doesn’t see any issues.
However, he confirmed the Serie B side were prepared to listen to offers from any club wanting to sign Coda in the last window, and would have accepted a bid of €3m.
“Massimo is a player of Salerno, a professional and as such respects the decisions of the coach. I do not see any problems for his absence on Monday. The club focused heavily on the boy in the summer asking for a sum of €3m for his transfer. ”
Earlier this month we covered reports from Italy that Massimo Cellino was showing an interest in Coda, and was hoping to pull off a deal with the Serie B side before the deadline.
Despite no offer coming in from the Championship side it’s been claimed officials from Leeds United held meetings in Milan with the sporting director of Salernitana to thrash out a deal.
However, Leeds United’s approach came too late in the window, so a deal couldn’t be done in time.