Roma & Villarreal target Alejandro Martinuccio will listen to Fluminense offer - agent

The Penarol star will listen to any offer from the Rio giants, despite strong reports linking him to a European switch in the coming weeks
Penarol star Alejandro Martinuccio could be in line for a move to Brazil, after the player's agent affirmed that he would listen to any proposal from Fluminense despite strong European interest.

Representative Marcelo Lombilla is currently evaluating the future of the talented number 10 with Italian giants Roma, Spanish club Villarreal and a plethora of Brazilian sides keen on the 23-year-old.

Sicilian outfit Catania have also been strongly linked with the Argentine, who had refused to discuss his future until after the Copa Libertadores final.

Rio de Janeiro institution Fluminense are the latest side to be linked to the former Nueva Chicago man, and Lombilla confirmed that he would be taking their interest seriously as the player's fate is defined.

"Martinuccio is travelling to Buenos Aires this week to decide his future. We have several proposals: Palmeiras, Atletico MG, Atletico PR; as well as other teams from Europe such as Roma and Villarreal," the agent told LanceNet in an interview published on Tuesday morning.

"The final decision will be taken by the player. [Fluminense president] Peter Siemsen has talked to my father and the club is one of the best alternatives for the player."

Naturally left-footed and capable of playing either as a conventional number 10 or second striker, Martinuccio came to prominence with a sparkling campaign in the 2011 Copa. With his help Penarol made the final of the prestigious competition for the first time in 24 years, falling short against Santos in the second-leg last week.

Commenting on Lombilla's statements, Fluminense president Siemsen admitted that there was interest from the Tricolor, but denied that a formal proposal had been made.

"I did make contact with a Uruguayan, but things did not move forward. There was an enquiry, but no offer," the chief told Lance.

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