Arsenal and Liverpool target Luiz Adriano has said that he would have loved to have signed for AS Roma during the January transfer window.
The Brazilian who currently plays in the Ukraine for Shakhtar Donetsk was almost certain to leave last month after having scored nine goals in five Champions League games this season.
And while Arsenal and Liverpool were considering a move for the 27-year-old striker, Italian Serie A side Roma were thought to be the favourites to land him.
Now that he remains at Shakhtar the Brazilian says he would have loved to have moved to the Olympic Stadium.
“There was no agreement between the clubs,” Adriano is reported as saying by Sky Italia.
“What is certain right now is that I’ll continue to play here, for Shakhtar, I want to win titles and continue to score lots of goals in this shirt.
“I want to give my all, like I always have. Roma are a great team, with a great history who are still battling for the title. It would definitely have been a great opportunity for me, for my career.
“They have a great history in Europe and Serie A, I would have loved to play for Roma.”
You can watch the Brazilian in action in the video below.