Maarten Stekelenburg has rubbished rumours suggesting he wants to leave Roma this summer and also explained about his current injury.
The Giallorossi’s No 1 has been linked in recent weeks with a move away from the capital club, who he only joined last summer from Ajax. However, the player has looked to categorically rule these reports out as nonsence.
“I can’t understand where there rumours have come from, I’ve not even been here a year and already they are saying I want to go,” the 29-year-old expressed on Roma Channel. “Whoever says this is stupid.”
The ‘keeper has been out of action for the past couple of rounds and is thought likely to miss Roma’s remaining two games of the season too, after ongoing struggles with a shoulder injury.
“It’s hard, I’m doing the therapy, we’ll see what happens in the coming days. Things are better, it’s a problem I’ve carried since around December, I kept playing hoping that it might heal itself but now the pain is too strong to allow me to play.
“Whoever says I’m leaving is a fool, I would like to play all the games here, I love playing, it’s my life. However, the doctors are not sure yet if I can play at the European Championships.”
Think you know your Italian football? Share your knowledge, tips and comments to win cash prizes in OLBG's tipster competition  - £5,000 monthly.