Benatia Actually Want to Stay in Rome
Rome – Mehdi Benatia admitted initially had no desire to leave AS Roma. However, because he thinks Rome needed money, he was willing to move the club.
Future Benatia be the subject of speculation throughout the opening of the transfer market this summer. Moroccan defender was linked with several top European clubs, although a new one season uniformed Rome.
Rome repeatedly said it will maintain Benatia. However, the Giallorossi ultimately sold to Bayern for 26 million euros.
“I discussed my future with sporting director Walter Sabatini,” said Benatia told Kicker.
“He told me that the club want to keep me, but there needs to sell me for the sake of making money,” he added.
“It bothers me because I want to survive,” said Benatia.
In addition to Bayern, other clubs are also interested Benatia is rumored Manchester City, Chelsea, Barcelona, and Manchester United.
“Manchester City and Chelsea wanted me. There is also an approach from Real Madrid and Barcelona,” said Benatia.
“But, I am happy to join Bayern Munich although a little cold here,” said the former Udinese player is.