Danish defender Simon Kjaer has confirmed that Italian club Roma remains his first choice when it comes to moving permanently from German club Wolfsburg. The Danish defender is regarded to be one of the best young prospects in world football, but he has had a troubled time ever since moving to German club Wolfsburg.
As a result, Wolfsburg decided to loan him out for the season in order to help him regain his confidence. He was loaned to Italian club Roma, but the system employed by Roma did not suit Simon Kjaer one little bit. He is a defender for whom pace is not present in abundance.
As a result, the highline employed by former Roma manager Luis Enrique did not go well with his opportunity to impress his prominent employers and the potential future employers. Now, he has been left in limbo after it was revealed that Roma are confused whether to take up the option to sign him permanently from Wolfsburg. Simon Kjaer’s agent has revealed that the option to sign the defender on a permanent deal has expired two weeks ago, but there’s still an understanding between the two clubs that will allow the transfer to take place.
The player, though, has confirmed that he will not be moving to Roma if they employ a different system. “The purchase option expired on June 1, but we expected this, given that they had yet to announce their new Coach. I am calm, I would like to stay, but it won’t be if I have to settle into a new system. We have not set any deadlines, I have good dialogue wit the sporting director Walter Sabatini, who asked me for some time, so we have not put any pressure on,” said Simon Kjaer in response to the transfer speculation.