AC Milan target Nicolo Zaniolo has said that he is ‘stretching his hand’ to AS Roma after a turbulent January transfer window in which he was desperate to leave the club.
The Giallorossi star has sent an open letter to the ANSA press agency (via Roma Press) in which he starts by refuting many of the things that have been written and said about him in recent weeks.
The player decided that he would like to leave Roma in the January transfer window and the club were happy for him to go for the right price.
After he turned down a move to Bournemouth in the Premier League, no other deal materialised and it became too late to reignite the Bournemouth deal.
Milan could not afford him but he favoured a move to the Rossoneri. It is now reported that Milan may try to get that deal done for a lesser fee in the summer.
“Many things have been said and written about me in recent weeks and many are not true,” the letter began.
“I arrived in Rome as a stranger and Roma and Romanisti welcomed me as one of them. They gave me confidence, courage and affection in the terrible and dark moments of injuries.
“In the last few months I have gone through a delicate period, in which it was difficult to understand what my professional future would be. However, I have always applied myself in the field and in training with the utmost professionalism.
“For the first time these days I was afraid, for myself and my family, and I felt abandoned. It had never happened to me and I got very scared. The future is in our hands: I stretch mine and I put myself at the complete disposal of the Roma family.