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Winger explains why he turned down Liverpool move in 2018

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Christian Koffi has explained the reason he apparently rejected a move to Liverpool in favour of Fiorentina.

The 19-year-old forward departed Monaco in 2018 opting for a switch to Italy.

Koffi, who has since made 58 appearances for Fiorentina's youth side, has claimed he chose to join the Serie A outfit to 'progress' as a player.

The winger told Goal: "Everything was decided a little bit at the last moment.

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“I was very flattered by the interest of Liverpool, but I chose Fiorentina for my progress.

"Liverpool is more than a big club and I was not ready at this time, especially in 2018.

"Liverpool’s team was very good. It was not the good timing, it’s the truth."

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Koffi now plays alongside former Academy starlet Bobby Duncan at Fiorentina Primavera.

The Liverpool-born striker similarly opted for a move to Italy in pursuit of first-team minutes.

Both players are yet to make their senior bows for Fiorentina as they look to build their careers.

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