Keita: I could not refuse Roma

Seydou Keita, Roma’s new signing, admitted to that Roma was an opportunity that he “could not refuse.”

“I left the Spanish club (Valencia) for a specific sporting choice. I’m a very competitive guy, I want to play the Champions League again and, in the future, I won’t have many other opportunities to compete in this tournament. And Roma was an opportunity I could not refuse. I’ve tried since the March 13, which is when the first offer arrived, to come to Trigoria. But they (Roma) have followed me even before then, I was already want by Luis Enrique to be in the yellow and red. Now, everything has come true.”

The Editor of, John has been covering Italian football as a freelance journalist for over 10 years and has appeared in various publications including,, and ESPN.