Roma's Chilean midfield maestro David Pizarro could be set for a return to South America with River Plate.
Pizarro is one of the seven players new Giallorossi boss Zdenek Zeman has left behind in Rome whilst the rest of the squad attend a pre-season training camp in Austria. One of those seven - Jose Angel - has already moved on and the rest are expected to follow if buyers can be found.
In River Plate’s Vice-President Omar Solassi, midfielder Pizarro appears not only to have found a suitor, but one willing to go to great lengths to sign him.
“We are following David, he is a great player and one we want at River Plate,” Solassi told Chilean newspaper La Tercera.
“We will talk together and make an effort to bring him here. We have some problems regarding our spaces for foreign players, but to facilitate his arrival we are ready to make the necessary sacrifices.”
'Pek' has been at Roma since 2006, shining during the Luciano Spalletti era but seeing less game-time of late and enduring strained relationships with Coaches such as Claudio Ranieri. He spent the second half of last season on loan in England, winning the Premier League title with Manchester City.
Pizarro would be joining another Serie A exile, David Trezeguet, were his move to the Estadio Monumental to be concluded.