Leeds linked Nicolas Spolli discusses future after frustrating Roma loan

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The Catania central defender struggled for appearances in his spell at the Stadio Olimpico this season.

Argentinian defender Nicolas Spolli has been discussing where he hopes to be playing his football next season, after a loan spell at Roma left the Leeds linked 32-year-old with very limited footballing opportunities.

Tutto Mercato Web had reported the Catania player was lined up for a switch to Elland Road in April, with owner Massimo Cellino and former sporting director Nicola Salerno famously open to bringing players over from their native Italy.

However, Spolli hasn't been put off by his struggles at Roma, having only made his debut in the final game of the season.

"I'd like to keep playing in Serie A," he is quoted as saying by Tutto Mercato Web. "On Sunday after five months to play in the top flight was a great pleasure. I enjoyed the most of the ninety minutes against Palermo, I would like to continue playing in Serie A."

"I'm going on vacation and I will try to train. I have two years of contract left with Catania, where I have many friends. We'll see what comes out, I'll talk with the club."

Considering Spolli's only game ended up with a 2-1 loss at home to Palermo, it's perhaps no surprise if Rudi Garcia chooses not to pursue the idea of signing the defender on a permanent deal.

Despite Spolli's comments, Cellino may feel he can bring the Argentine to the Championship if he's at his persuasive best, especially considering how much Catania struggled in Serie B this season.

The centre back has plenty of Serie A experience from past campaigns, and also featured for four years at Argentinian Primera Division outfit Newell's Old Boys earlier in his career.

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