Roma midfielder Strootman denies Manchester United deal

Serie A By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 24/04/2018

Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman has denied being close to secure a deal Manchester United despite being linked with a move to Old Trafford.

The Netherlands international refuted the speculations despite heavily linked with the Red Devils in the past seasons.

Strootman has been one of Roma reliable midfielder since he joined from PSV Eindhoven five seasons ago but injuries slowed down his impact in the team but the defensive stalwart is back again at his best and has become an important player in the squad.

The former PSV star spoke about the rumour linking him to Manchester United.

“I never talked with anybody,” 

 “No, no. There was a lot of speculation but to be honest I only spoke with Roma.

“There were some clubs who showed interest but it’s always like that. They always say they are interested but at the end, they don’t do anything so it’s nothing and I’m really happy that I chose Rome.”

And Strootman says that has not changed since arriving in Rome, adding that while some publications may have reported he was close to a deal, that was never the case.

“Even during my time with Rome before my injury they talked about other clubs but I never talked about leaving Rome,” he said. “They said some club was really close to signing me and they want me really bad but I’m good here.” Strootman told The Independent.

Strootman and his Roma teammates are in England to face Liverpool in the Champions League semifinals first leg at Anfield on Tuesday.