Sunday May 27 2012
Pizarro welcomes Roma return

David Pizarro has returned to Roma after his Manchester City spell and pledged to “end my playing career” at the Olimpico.

The Chilean midfielder spent the last six months on loan under Roberto Mancini’s orders, where he won the Premier League title.

“I will return to Roma,” he told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

“I am happy to come back to the Giallorossi to end my playing career. I still have a year left on my contract and the loan to City was just a six-month deal.

“My wife and I want our third child to be born in Rome, so we won’t be moving again.”

The 32-year-old had been linked with Chilean side Santiago Wanderers or remaining in Serie A for Udinese.

“I spent six splendid years of my life in Udine. Now they have another Chilean, Mauricio Isla, who deserves a great career.

“I want to be clear, I am staying at Roma, or at least that is my intention. In future I’ll return to Chile with an important role in football, though I won’t become a Coach.”

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