Friday January 4 2013
Osvaldo makes Roma pledge

Pablo Daniel Osvaldo has committed his future to current club Roma. “I don’t want to leave,” he insisted.

The player has been linked with January moves to Milan and Fiorentina this month amidst rumours that his relationship with the Giallorossi had broken down.

However, talking to Sky Sport Italia on Friday, the Argentine-born Italian international isn’t packing his bags.

“I hope to remain,” he said. “I’m happy at Roma, I’ve never said that I want to leave and I’d like to stay here for some time to come.”

Whispers in the Italian capital this week suggested that the player had infuriated club officials by pulling out of the American tour by faxing them a sick note.

“I had nothing to clarify with the club,” he added after talks yesterday. “They simply asked me how I was. I wasn’t well in Argentina, I had a fever.”

Osvaldo was also asked for his opinion on Silvio Berlusconi’s claims that the former Viola man was not young enough for the current project at San Siro.

“I’m evidently old, but I did well against Milan!” the 26-year-old smiled. “However, if Berlusconi says so…”

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