Date: 16th July 2013 at 12:02pm
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Despite being a cert to join , it’s being reported that PSV’s has joined Roma.

PSV had said that the midfielder wasn’t for sale, preferring to keep him for one more year having sold a number of stars already this summer but Strootman claimed a move away from the Philips Stadion was still possible although it appeared that he was lowering his expectations as he mentioned that he could possibly join a team that wasn’t in the upper echelons of European football.

Rumours of a move to Roma began to surface and have today proved correct as the Italian side have signed the midfielder for £15.5m on a 4 year deal.

This comes as a huge turnaround from claims that a deal had been wrapped up and the man would be confirmed on July 1st when Moyes officially became manager.

Judging by this, I don’t think United’s interest in him was ever as serious as made out and perhaps it’s for the best as he hardly looked impressive when I saw him, especially during the European u21 championship where as a senior player dropping down into the team he should have stood out more.