Keita targets trophies at Roma

Seydou Keita has spoken of his delight at joining Roma, insisting the club has big enough ambitions to match his own.

Last Updated: 06/06/14 at 10:08 Post Comment

Seydou Keita: Mali international has joined Roma after leaving Valencia

Seydou Keita: Mali international has joined Roma after leaving Valencia

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The Mali international, who was a free agent, signed a one-year contract with the Giallorossi on Thursday evening to become the club's first reinforcement for next season.

"Roma is a big club with big ambitions," Keita said to AS Roma Channel. "This offer has been on the table for three months so I have had the time to consider my options and make a well thought out decision."

The former Barcelona midfielder spent the second half of this season with La Liga side Valencia, making 18 appearances in all competitions.

The 34-year-old Keita, who was a reported target of Manchester United and Liverpool, believes he can make a big impact at Roma.

"With Barcelona I won a lot of trophies but I'm still hungry to win some more wearing this shirt," Keita said. "I will bring my experience, especially in the Champions League, even though there are a lot of strong players like (Francesco) Totti and Gervinho.

"I have already seen Roma play and it seems to me that they are a great team, you don't come second in Serie A by chance.

"I hope to give my contribution in terms of goals and assists in order to make the fans happy."

Roma, coached by Rudi Garcia, finished runners-up in Italy's top flight this season and will compete in the Champions League next term.

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