Report: Roma Manager Wanted Florenzi to Decline PSG’s Loan Offer

Paris Saint-Germain defender Alessandro Florenzi made his debut for the club last month and since then, he has proved doubters wrong with stout performances. But one former manager of his certainly wished that Florenzi was providing these kinds of performances for his club instead.

AS Roma manager Paulo Fonseca wanted Florenzi to stay on with the Serie A side, according to a report from La Gazzetta dello Sport (via CalcioMercato).

Florenzi spent the latter half of last season on a loan stint with Valencia CF. Upon returning, Florenzi made his decision that he no longer wanted to be with Roma. He asked for a departure and it was eventually granted as PSG signed the defender on a season-long loan deal with the option to buy.

Fonseca had essentially hoped to keep Florenzi and have him as an option to play as a right-back or wing-back for the club this season. However, there was not much convincing that Fonseca could have done considering Florenzi’s ambition to leave the club.

For now, Florenzi is slated to return to Roma next year. But as mentioned, PSG does have an option to buy, and with his performances as of late, it currently seems likely that the club will consider making the loan move a permanent transfer deal.

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