AS Roma boss shares his plan regarding Kevin Strootman

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Everton are reportedly interested in signing Kevin Strootman from AS Roma in the summer transfer window.

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AS Roma head coach Luciano Spalletti has suggested to La Gazzetta dello Sport that Kevin Strootman will remain at the club next season.

According to The Liverpool Echo, Premier League outfit Everton are interested in signing Strootman from Roma in the summer transfer window.

The 26-year-old has been on the books of the Italian club since 2013 and has a contract until June 2018, according to Transfermarkt.co.uk.

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Spalletti, though, has suggested that Strootman will remain at Roma next season and will be a replacement for Miralem Pjanic, who has left the club for Italian champions Juventus already this summer.

“Pjanic was an important player for us and now he will be for Juve,” Spalletti told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

“He leaves a great player, but we do have another one like that in Strootman, who is about to return to full capacity,” added the Roma boss.

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Strootman is a brilliant midfielder and potentially a world-class player, but he has struggled with injuries for the past two seasons.

During the 2014-15 campaign, the Netherland international could play just six times in Serie A. The former Utrecht star featured in just five league matches for Roma last season.

Roma have not seen the best of Strootman, and from Spalletti’s comments, it seems that he will be a key player for the team next season.

Everton may be interested in the Dutchman, but it looks like they will have to turn their attention elsewhere.

Strootman in action for Roma against Sassuolo

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