Speaking to the media after Roma’s 4-0 friendly win over Unicusano Fondi, Giallorossi manager Luciano Spalletti was asked about the future of midfielder Leandro Paredes, who has been the subject of transfer rumors:
Paredes is at the center of several transfer rumors, can say with certainty that he will remain?
I see every now and then that you (the media) put things in my mouth that I’ve never said, this certainly affects how I work with the players. Paredes is a strong player in our opinion, and we want to use him, but sometimes in a transfer market like this you can use strong players to fund the transfer market, so that affects everyone: also as it did with Higuain and Napoli, who wanted to keep him. So with that said, that what is our thinking is: many things must be considered, but not only Paredes. For me, he is a good player and will remain at Roma.