Bryan Reynolds: “I would like to return to Roma, but I’m not ready yet.”

Roma's Bryan Reynolds chats with Jose Mourinho on the sidelines
Andy Mattioli

Roma fullback Bryan Reynolds recently completed his second consecutive loan move in Belgium. This time around the 20-year-old from Texas joined Westerlo until the end of the 22/23 campaign.

In the meantime, Reynolds touched upon his ups and downs during his time at Roma, his difficulty in adapting to Serie A based on his experience in the MLS, and a potential return to the Italian capital.

“If I do well this year I will be able to return to Roma or perhaps go elsewhere,” he told Gianluca Di Marzio of Sky Sport.

“In MLS I was a winger, and I was very good especially when I could go forward,” he continued.

“It takes time – I’ve been a full-back for only two years and it takes time to get used to it. But if I want to be a high-quality player, I have to be a good defender.”

“Mourinho often gave me advice in training on how to improve when I made mistakes, but also complimented me when I was doing well.”

“I played very little but I appreciated having the chance to play under his guidance,” added the ex-Dallas man.

“Of course, being discarded in January was a tough pill to swallow but now I’m in Belgium and I don’t want to think about it anymore.”

“I’d like to return to Roma, but the reality is different. I’m not ready yet.”

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