Uçan: “Roma is a once in a lifetime opportunity”

Salih Uçan gave a few words to the Turkish media before jetting off for Rome this morning.

“I want to thank the president for the opportunity they have given me. Roma comes once in a lifetime. I did not want to miss out on this opportunity and I would just like to thank the club. I hope I won’t regret it.”

The president of Fenerbahçe, Aziz Yildrim, confirmed that the player will join Roma on a two-year loan deal which will include the option to purchase him for €11 million.

“I didn’t want to sell him. I was ready to end negotiations with Roma but I could see that he really wanted to leave. If I didn’t let him make his dream of playing in Italy come true, I would have become his enemy. I want his dream to come true and I’m sure he will be a great success.”