Lille’s Girard not optimistic about Marko Basa stay

Lille manager René Girard and was asked about center-back Marko Basa, who is said to be very close to a move to AS Roma.

“For Marko, I know that there were some voices from Roma who called. I’ve always said I wanted to keep him, it was a priority. But we’ll know more in a few days, I think.”

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