Monday, 28th October, 2013
Roma's appreciation of Michael Bradley's talents stretched to the point of rejecting a €7m approach from Premier League side Cardiff City, it has emerged.
Bradley, who was linked with a move to Sunderland in the summer, opted to stay put at Roma who are enjoying a record winning streak in Serie A.
Bradley is currently fighting for a regular spot in Roma's set-up after recovering from an early-season injury.
He came off the bench to help Roma to a ninth-straight win against Udinese with the only goal of the game at the weekend.
Bradley is a former Aston Villa midfielder and, according to Sky Italia, Roma were in no mood to entertain Cardiff's bid as was the case over Sunderland's offer.
Bradley's agent had previously maintained his client was happy with Roma, even as the club fought off "a few requests" for the 26-year-old.
"Roma refused all [requests]", agent Alberto Faccini had said. "He also decided to stay because he feels very good within the group."
United States international Bradley has been at Roma since last year after switching over from Chievo.
He spent half-a-season on loan at Aston Villa, whilst contracted at Borussia Monchengladbach, but only made three Premier League appearances with one in the FA Cup.