Solbakken on Likely Roma Move: “It’s a Big League and Big Club”

Ola Solbakken is but set to arrive at Roma in the January transfer window, with the young attacker’s contract expiring at the end of next month. The Giallorossi have looked to sign him ever since he helped Bodo/Glimt dispatch the Romans 6-1 in last season’s UEFA Europa Conference League group stage encounter.

The Norwegian attacker spoke to TV2 (via Voce Giallorossa) and expressed mixed emotions at leaving Bodo/Glimt, having spent three years at the Aspmyra Stadion.

“This time I’ll try to hold back, I won’t cry for two weekends in a row, but it’s all very melancholic and sad. I’m extremely grateful for what Bodø/Glimt has done for me. There are many wonderful people at the club and I’m confident that the club will grow into a top-level team. Bodø/Glimt are very well managed, we are like a small family here.”

He then revealed excitement about his next destination, without mentioning Roma’s name, with Napoli also having tried to sign him.

“I’m going abroad, to a big league and a big club, most likely. It will be fun to try and get back in a position to challenge myself again. Things aren’t quite settled yet, but we’re getting close.”

Solbakken reportedly has a four-year agreement in place to join Jose Mourinho’s outfit. He will leave Bodo/Glimt with 21 goals from 91 appearances.

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