Baptista fancies Roma move
Real forward's agent says player would consider Italians
By Nadia Carminati. Last Updated: July 16, 2008 1:22pm
Baptista: Roma liking
Real Madrid forward Julio Baptista would be open to a move to Serie A side Roma, according to the player's agent.
Baptista has been linked with a transfer away from the Bernabeu, with a number of clubs reportedly monitoring his situation.
Roma head coach Luciano Spalletti is thought to be keen to strengthen his attacking options this summer, and Brazil international Baptista has emerged as a potential transfer target.
And the 26-year-old's agent, Herminio Menendez, has claimed Baptista would be interested in securing a move to Stadio Olimpico.
"At the moment he doesn't want to talk about things, but I can assure you that he really likes Roma and it would be a very pleasing destination," agent Menendez told Corriere dello Sport
"They are an important club and they have played at the highest level in the UEFA Champions League over the last few years.
"Furthermore it would be a pleasure for Baptista to play alongside so many fellow Brazilians and top-class players like Francesco Totti and Daniele De Rossi."