Thursday June 14 2018
Pallotta: ‘I was joking!’

Roma President James Pallotta confirms “I was joking” when he said Alisson would join Real Madrid and Radja Nainggolan would go to Inter.

The Giallorossi owner was in Naples today, and gave some brief quotes to the website AreaNapoli.

However, as we pointed out in our translation of the story, he was speaking in English meaning there was the potential for something to be lost due to the language barrier.

“I have read with much amusement the quotes attributed to me about the transfer market,” Pallotta said via the club’s official Twitter account.

“In fact I was joking around with a group of guys and responded sarcastically with a reference to the popular rumours on Twitter and in the papers since I’ve been in Italy.

“There was nothing serious about anything I said whilst making pizza. Just stupid American humour that some don’t get."

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