Kevin Strootman: “Roma is not an intermediate step in my career”

Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman, who has been surrounded by transfer speculation, spoke to Voetbal International today:

“I don’t see Roma as an intermediate step in my career. Of course, a player who plays well here can put him self on display much quicker. Everyone wants to play for Real Madrid or Barcelona, but these big clubs are not scouting in the Netherlands.”

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.