Strootman: ‘Roma a family to me’

Kevin Strootman thanks Roma after completing his move to Marseille – “you’ve been like family to me”.

The Dutch midfielder spent five seasons with the Giallorossi, who stood by him when he missed the best part of two years with a series of knee injuries.

Today he completed a €28m move to OM, and he took to Twitter to thank his former club.

“Five years ago I came to Rome and I immediately fell in love with this beautiful city and club,” Strootman wrote.

“Thank you wonderful Roma, my team mates, the medical staff, the managers, board and staff: you’ve been like family to me.

“Good luck to you all!”

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