The Argentine's representative has claimed that the former Boca Juniors starlet was mistreated by the Blancos boss and is now desperate to seal his move to the Olimpico
By Nico de Marco
Fernando Gago has agreed personal terms with Roma, with the midfielder's agent revealing that his client never had any intention of returning to Real Madrid after being disrespected by coach Jose Mourinho.
The Argentina international joined the Giallorossi on loan from Los Blancos last summer, after barely featuring during his Portuguese boss' first season at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Gago is now on the verge of completing a permanent move to the Stadio Olimpico, with the two clubs close to agreeing a transfer fee, and the player's representative, Marcelo Lombilla, has admitted that the former Boca Juniors starlet will be only too happy to see the back of Mourinho.
"He did not have any time for Gago and not only that, he disrespected a person as faultless as Fernando," the agent told Goal.com.
"Fernando did not receive the professional treatment he deserved and he will not go back. [Mourinho] disrespected an impeccable character.
"If you told me that Gago was confrontational, unprofessional ... But no, he was not. In four and a half years, his behaviour was flawless."
When pressed on exactly how Gago had been mistreated, Lombilla replied: "He was just disrespected in every sense of the word."
The agent says the 26-year-old midfielder now only looking forward, with his move to the Italian capital set to be finalised sooner rather than later.
"We are very close. Roma and Gago are already in agreement," he explained. "We are now waiting on the outcome of Roma's meeting with Real Madrid. They now have to agree a deal among themselves."
Gago, who has been capped 35 times by his country, made 30 Serie A appearances for the Giallorossi this season, scoring one goal and racking up four assists.
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