The Argentine midfielder retraces the moments of his departure from the Italian capital and unveils his future.
Leandro Paredes was recently interviewed by ‘Extratime-Gazzetta dello Sport’, and spoke about Roma and his adventure in Russia.
“Roma traded me out because they needed money [€23 million]. But they immediately vetoed a sale in Italy. They didn’t want to strengthen their domestic rivals. Zenit made an offer and I had no doubts about accepting it. I have always appreciated their great desire to sign me. This is very important for a player.”
“I still follow Serie A. Only two teams are in the race for the Scudetto but many others are in the challenge for the Champions League. Although Roma’s performances have not been all great in the last period, the club is still playing for important Serie A and Champions League’s objectives. The team is strong. They have the possibility to overturn the 2-1 against Shakhtar.”
“I miss Italy but I am young and I must improve. I want to do this here with Zenit. I have spent three decisive years in Italy growing up in an important football. I often return to Rome. I speak with my former teammates but, as I said, I feel good at Zenit.”