Kevin Strootman insists he was “not forced out of Roma, it was my decision to try a new experience” at Olympique Marseille.
The midfielder’s sudden departure in the final days of the transfer window, with no replacement, was one of the reasons why fans turned on director Monchi and President Jim Pallotta.
“A club can force you to leave even if you don’t want to go, but that is not what happened with me,” assured Strootman in L’Equipe.
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