West Ham United have ruled out a return to Serie A for summer signing Valon Behrami, with Hammers sporting director Gianluca Nani adamant that the Swiss International “will not ever go to Roma”, who have been linked with the winger in the media.
Behrami arrived at Upton Park in a £5.5million deal from the Giallorossi’s bitter rivals Lazio in the summer. With Roma coach Luciano Spalletti said to be a keen admirer of the versatile Swiss player, despite Behrami scoring the winner in the Rome derby that all but ended Roma’s chances of winning the Scudetto last season.
Apart from it being unlikely that Behrami would return to the opposite side of Rome, Nani has declared that Behrami will not leave the Premier League club and that it would be a waste of time to presume otherwise.
“Behrami will not ever go to Roma,” Nani told Laroma24.it.
“As I've repeatedly said, the player won't leave, and people who presume the opposite are wasting their time.”