Frattesi Determined to Fulfill Dream to Play for Roma

Davide Frattesi eventually got past the disappointment for not joining Roma last summer. However, he remains adamant about returning to his boyhood club, even though it’s unlikely to happen in the upcoming transfer market window. The midfielder spoke with Corriere dello Sport.

“It means everything to me. I feel I will manage to move there at some point. I don’t think it will be in January because I believe Sassuolo still need me, but maybe in the summer. We’ll see what happens. I was convinced everything was in place in July. I had a poor and disrespectful pre-season preparation because of it. Coach Alessio Dionisi justly kicked me out of practice a couple of times because I wasn’t focused.”

The budding star understood the clubs’ respective positions.

“The Giallorossi couldn’t wait for the entire summer to sign me. Instead, director Giovanni Carnevali couldn’t dismantle the squad after already cashing in on Gianluca Scamacca and Giacomo Raspadori.”

Frattesi is in the crosshairs of other sides, but he clearly favors Roma.

“There’s no shortage of requests, but I have a clear preference. When my agent Giuseppe Riso was negotiating the contract with Tiago Pinto, I told him that I didn’t really care about my salary. I just wanted to transfer there. I joked with him saying that he had sealed the deals for Gianluca Mancini and Bryan Cristante, and so I was the next man up. That being said, I’m fine at Sassuolo and I have great respect for the team and the fans that always treated me very well.”

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