Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman denies transfer links to Manchester United
The Dutch international denied reports about his transfer to Manchester United and pledged his loyalty to AS Roma
According to Sky Italia, Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman released statements suggesting that he has no intentions to move to any other club and has nothing to do with any transfer to Manchester United. The 24-year-old Dutch international has been reported to be on United’s radar ever since the opening of the winter transfer window, but the player is still loyal to AS Roma.
Strootman told Sky Italia: “I’ve signed up for five years, but so far I’ve only been playing for six or seven months.
“I want to play and help the team. That’s important to me,” he added.
“If I spoke about other clubs that would be disrespectful, and I don’t want to do that.”
The Dutchman was transferred from PSV Eindhoven to AS Roma for a bid of £15.6 million in July 2013. He suffered knee ligament damage in March last year while playing for Roma against Napoli – an injury that required surgery and caused him to miss the World Cup in Brazil. After a successful surgery at Amsterdam, the player made a comeback last year in the match against Sassuolo, playing for 54 minutes before being replaced by Radja Nainggolan.
Alongside Strootman’s denial reports, it is being claimed that Manchester United are about to make a bid of £32m before the transfer season ends. The transfer rumours started emerging after Louis van Gaal was appointed as the manager of the Red Devils and Strootman was under the wings of Van Gaal when the latter was managing the Dutch national side.