Thursday November 24 2011
Gago explains Roma move

Fernando Gago has explained why he decided to leave Real Madrid in the summer and accept a loan move to Roma.

“It was a decision that I made at the last minute,” the Argentine midfielder said in an interview with Leggo.

“I was coming off the back of a difficult season at Real Madrid because of injury. [Roma director general] Franco Baldini then offered me this possibility and it seemed a good one.

“There is a new project here and the possibility to play football. I’m happy, this is a team for me, but my future depends on Roma.”

The Italian outfit do have the option to sign Gago on a permanent basis from the Spanish giants at the end of the season.

Gago, 25, has made nine Serie A appearances so far this season and he’s found the net once under new boss Luis Enrique.

“He’s an excellent Coach,” added the South American. “He has a lot of ideas. We work a lot on ball possession and I have faith. We just need time.”

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