Good move for both Michael Bradley and the US Men’s National team as the American midfielder has moved from Chievo Verona to AS Roma for around €3.75 million.
After as disappointing spell with Aston Villa, Bradley moved to Chievo where he made 34 league starts last season.
Bradley is quoted on the Roma official web site as saying:
I am very happy to be able to play at Roma.
This chance only comes once in a lifetime. This club believes in me and I have proved that I am worthy of wearing this shirt.
Now I want to show that I can earn a starting place at Roma, that I’m a player who can help the team to do well and give my best. I am really enthusiastic and looking forward to working with (Roma coach Zdenek) Zeman, who is one of the best coaches in Italy.
This year has been very important to me. I must thank Chievo because they gave me the opportunity to play in Italy and they believed in me when no one else did. When I heard that Roma wanted me, I only had the Giallorossi club on my mind.
Bradley moves, along with the expected move of Clint Dempsey this summer, means that two of the U.S.’s biggest stars have moved onto bigger clubs this transfer window. That can only help the U.S. national team.