Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman has insisted he will not be leaving for Juventus. As he intends to challenge for the Serie A this coming season.
Miralem Pjanic left Roma to join Juventus. But it seems Strootman will not be following the path.
“I would never join Juventus like Pjanic,” the Netherlands international said at a news conference.
“Juventus have won the league five times, the last two quite easily, and they’re signing some great players, but we have to focus on winning our own games.
“Roma must challenge for the Scudetto. We only play Juventus twice a year in the league. They have a great team but Roma should always be in the mix for the title.”
Recent reports suggest Strootman is close extending his existing contract, which runs until June 2018, but the 26-year-old is in no rush to sign a new deal.
“My agent is talking to Roma, not so much about extending my contract straight away, but we’re on good terms,” he added.
“I’ve told the management that I just want to focus on playing for now, not my contract.
“I’ve always had the club’s support and I want to concentrate on being important for this team.”