Roma have agreed a £5.8m deal for Manchester City defender Aleksandar Kolarov
Kolarov is one of City’s longest serving players, having first joined from the Giallorossi’s cross-city rivals Lazio in 2010.
Aleksandar Kolarov was forced to play a bit-part role under Pep Guardiola last season and is now set to join Eusebio Di Francesco at the Stadio Olimpico
“I don’t like to work with people who don’t want to stay,” Guardiola said, following City’s 2-0 defeat to Manchester United in the International Champions Cup on Thursday night.
“Kola helped me a lot last season in terms of many, many things, but he has a big chance to come back to Rome where he was before.
“He spoke to me, with the club but especially to me, and said he would like to leave and I don’t like to live still with players that don’t want to stay.
“That’s what it is the best option for everybody, especially for him.
“I wish him all the best because he is a really nice guy. We had an excellent relationship with him, I was very pleased to train him and I wish him and his family the best.”