Villar enjoys ‘ambitious project’ at Roma

Spain U21 midfielder Gonzalo Villar said he enjoys the ‘ambitious project’ at Roma but admitted he’s flattered by the interest from Atletico Madrid.

The 23-year-old, currently on international duty with Spain Under-21, spoke about his time at Roma when El Transistor broadcasted from the retreat.

“In Rome they showed me a very ambitious project and they trusted me as a player,” Villar said, according to Il Corriere dello Sport.

“In Spain I was not presented with a project at the level of Roma, so I chose to go to Italy. I didn’t have the opportunity to make my debut in La Liga and I have started to make myself known in Italy.

“I understand that in Spain there are people who don’t even know who I am.”

But Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid know and the reports in Spain has linked the young midfielder back to Spain and a move to the capital for the former Elche player.

“It’s always a pleasure to know about the interest of such a team,” he said. “Everything is going incredibly well in Rome, both on a personal and footballing level.”

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