Cristante: ‘Jumped at Roma chance’

Bryan Cristante confirms “as soon as I heard about Roma’s offer I didn’t hesitate”, and isn’t fazed by his price tag.

The midfielder has joined the Giallorossi from Atalanta, in a deal which could be worth up to €30m if certain bonuses are achieved.

The Milan youth product had been linked with Juventus and Lazio, but he was never in doubt about where his future lay.

“I didn’t particularly follow the newspapers, as soon as I heard about Roma’s offer I didn’t hesitate. I thought this was the right place for me to grow, given the Coach that is here [Eusebio Di Francesco].

“The Coach has done a great job, we saw that in the league and in Europe last season.

“The transfer fee? Times have changed, with the market now the prices are higher. I’m calm, I know I can grow a lot and I have to prove it here.”

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