Ex-Ghana international Charles Taylor has revealed he was close to replacing veteran Roberto Baggio at Italian Club Brescia.
The midfielder was set to sign for the former Serie A Club after a trial session.
Taylor spent time in Italy where he impressed the technical handlers of the Club.
The former Ghana Premier League best player had his move jammed after Hearts of Oak failed to agree terms with the Italian Club.
“I was set to join Brescia. I went for trials and I excelled. Stephen Appiah was there at the time and he can confirm that,” he spoke on Agoo TV.
“The Coaches and the President liked me and they were eager to sign me, Robert Baggio was about to retire so they wanted me to replace him.
“They even wanted to give me that famous number 10 jersey because they said I deserved it.”
He later returned to Ghana to sign for Kotoko where he won two League titles with the Club.