Fernando Gago is increasingly unlikely to have his Roma stay made permanent and admits he’d “like to go back to Boca Juniors.”
The 26-year-old midfielder was signed on loan from Real Madrid last summer and had been expected to become a permanent fixture in the team.
However, as Luis Enrique has left and Zdenek Zeman is likely to come in, Gago is finding he is no longer needed at the Olimpico.
“I am currently on international duty with Argentina and not thinking about anything else,” he told Fox Sport Radio.
“Roma or Real Madrid? To tell the truth, I’d like to go back to wearing the Boca Juniors shirt alongside Riquelme!”
Gago grew up in the Boca youth academy from 1996 to 2004, then played with the first team until 2007.
His contract is still owned by Real Madrid.
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