Gerson’s agent-father has admitted that he regrets moving the midfielder to Roma and not holding out for Barcelona.
Roma seemed to pull off something of a coup when they spent €11.8m on Gerson, who had been linked with the likes of Barca, Atletico Madrid and Juventus.
However, the 22-year-old played just 42 times for the Giallorossi in three-and-a-half seasons and recently returned to Brazil with Flamengo.
“Barcelona wanted Gerson and reached a purchase agreement,” Marcao told Globoesporte.
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