Agent of Xherdan Shaqiri: Roma were in talks to sign him

Ulisse Savini, the agent who oversees the interests of Xherdan Shaiqiri in Italy, admitted today on Centro Suono Sport that Roma were after his client before opting to sign Juan Iturbe from Verona.

“The talks on Shaqiri came forth this past summer when Roma bought Iturbe, who seemed destined to go to Juve, Roma had thought of him (Shaqiri) but bought the ex-Verona player instead. Now? I have not had any contact with Roma, but I know Sabatini rates the player, I can confirm there will be meetings in the future. Would the player like a place like Roma? This past summer he gave his approval for the Giallorossi, so clearly I think he’d be happy again to play at Roma.”

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.