The of father of Gerson: “He has started to learn Italian.” Marcos Silva, the father of soon-to-be Roma midfielder Gerson, spoke today as his son prepares to move to the Italian capital in the coming weeks.

“In the short amount of time that is available, Gerson has started taking private lessons for Italian. Between the Brazilian Cup and the Brasileiro we didn’t have a way to finish the work, but he will continue to study until he arrives in Italy.”

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