Ilicic confirms Roma approach in January

Following his side’s 2-1 victory over SPAL, Atalanta attacker Josip Ilicic confirmed to Sky Sport that Roma made an approach for him in January for a reported €13 million. These are his words:

Roma made an attempt for you in January.
I’m a professional and there was this moment. If a club like Roma are looking at you, it’s normal that you’d want to go there, but I’m happy to play at Atalanta.

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.