Mario Rui’s agent has admitted that he and his client behaved badly as they negotiated a transfer from Roma to Napoli, but says that the Giallorossi eventually came to understand their position.
After joining Roma to great excitement last summer, Bruno Peres’ first season with the Giallorossi has been a major disappointment and is now expected to leave the club in the next transfer window. Speaking to Pagine Romaniste, however, Peres’ agent Bernardo Silva denied that the full back has already been sounded out by other clubs over a move.
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.
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.
Former Roma captain Giacomo Losi was interviewed by La Signora in Giallorosso on Tele Radio Stereo about the club’s current situation.
AS Roma Match Program (F.Viola) Roma have only ever played Villarreal once before, a two-legged affair in the last 16 of the 2003/04 UEFA Cup. The Spanish side have only visited the Olimpico once as well, and when they did there was a certain Giallorossi player on the pitch who still refers to Roma as “us”. Francisco Govinho Lima, born in 1971, wore the Giallorosso shirt for 3 seasons, making 130 appearances for the club.
Roma defender Thomas Vermaelen has said that he wants to stay at the club for a long time. Speaking to playsports, the on-loan centre back feels that he still has a lot to prove at the Giallorossi.