Real Valladolid president Ronaldo Nazario has joked the only reason he did not buy Italian giants Inter is because he could not afford it.
The former Brazil international took charge at the Spanish side earlier this season but is famed for his playing days at the Milanese giants.
“You work a lot and you earn less and less…” Ronaldo told an interview with Sky Italia.
“I’m very busy and happy with this challenge. I never thought about Inter, the club is in my heart and I’d never rule anything out, but I don’t have the money to buy Inter!
“So I’ll continue with Valladolid.
“Inter are growing, even if Juventus are clearly stronger than all the others. Napoli are doing really well, but Juve are too far ahead.
“I’m happy for Inter, even if they disappointed at home in the Champions League. Hopefully they’ll give the fans some joy soon.
“The draw with PSV wasn’t expected, but it’s normal that there are surprises in football.
“[Coach Luciano] Spalletti is doing very well, but at Inter you have to win. There’s been a clear evolution though, and we have hope for the future.
“Mauro Icardi? He’s a symbol for Inter, an important player. It’s not easy to sell a player like that, with a high salary who costs a lot.”