In a long interview with Walter Veltroni of the Corriere dello Sport, Alessandro Florenzi spoke about a range of topics. The full interview follows below.
Former Roma forward Jonathan Alexis Ferrante has revealed to gianlucadimarzio.com that he was signed instead of Andrea Belotti by ex-sporting director Walter Sabatini on account of his age. This season has been Belotti’s breakout season at Torino with 23 goals in 27 games so far, while Ferrante is now at Brescia in Serie B.
Former Roma midfielder David Pizarro has urged the club to offer Luciano Spalletti a new contract. Speaking to Tuttomercatoweb, Pizarro said that Spalletti is one of the best coaches in Europe and should stay with the Giallorossi.
AS Roma Match Program (F. Viola) We spoke to Mario Rui ahead of the league derby to mark his return to the first team after his long injury. It boded well, the Portuguese defender was selected in the squad and the game finished 2-0 to us. A good reason to interview Mario Rui again on the eve of the Coppa Italia match, after 6 appearances in all competitions and with his performances continually improving.
Sevilla’s sporting director Monchi, who has already announced that he will be leaving the club in a month’s time, has revealed that although Roma have made him an offer he hasn’t yet decided where he will be working next season. Speaking to El Larguero, Monchi said that he had received offers from the Premier League and Ligue 1 as well as from the Giallorossi.
Walter Sabatini spoke about an array of subjects relating to Roma on Tuesday when he spoke to students at Università Roma Tre for a discussion on the evolution on the sporting director’s role in football. The former Giallorossi sporting director’s comments follow.
Kostas Manolas has spoken to Premium Sport about both his future and that of team-mate Radja Nainggolan. Both players have been linked with summer moves away from Roma, but Manolas stressed that his own future is entirely in the Giallorossi’s hands and that the directors know what they need to do if they want to keep him.