Tuesday January 7 2014
Paredes: I’m a Roma player

Boca Juniors’ young forward Leandro Paredes has commented that ‘I am a Roma player’, ahead of completing an anticipated loan move.

The 19-year-old was confirmed yesterday by Boca’s President as having been given permission to join the Giallorossi on a believed 18-month loan deal.

On from arriving in the capital early on Tuesday morning, the Argentine was caught by reporters.

“I am a Roma player. I’m very happy, it was what I wanted,” Paredes is quoted by the Gazzetta dello Sport this week.

“I’m only a little confused, I didn’t expect it to happen so quickly.

“To play with Francesco Totti? He is an idol of Roma. For me, it is an immense pleasure to be in the same stadium, with the same people.

“The fans of Boca are know around the world but also the Giallorossi are very welcoming. I am looking forward to playing.

“My foot injury? It is better, in 10 days I will resume training. My goal in this year-and-a-half is to push Roma to redeem my rights.”