Marco Motta Hopeful Of Roma Stay

The Italy U-21 defender insists he is settled in the Eternal City and hopes the Lupi will make his move permanent this month.
Marco Motta joined Roma on loan from Udinese during the January transfer window and made a big impact at the Stadio Olimpico.

The Giallorossi have an option to sign the 23-year-old on a full-time basis by June 22 and Motta is desperate to extend his Roman adventure.

“I have always said that playing for Roma is a very important opportunity for my career and I hope it will continue to be,” the right-back confessed to La Gazzetta dello Sport.

“Roma will have to decide what to do by the end of the month, I believe. I would really like to stay, but I know how these things go in football.”

Juventus and Fiorentina are said to be monitoring the situation, but Motta said: “I don’t know much about these negotiations.

“I just want to make one thing clear: I suffered a serious injury in Udine and was unable to prove my worth. It’s not that I don’t want to go back to the Friuli, I have nothing against my former team.

“But my wish, I repeat, is to remain at a team where I have felt great on all accounts, including the fans.”

Vince Masiello, Goal.com