Former Roma player, Roberto Pruzzo has warned the club about the possibility of re-signing Moroccan international Mehdi Benatia from Bayern Munich.
Benatia was poached from Roma in 2014 after spending just a year with the Rome based club and Pruzzo feels that the manner of his departure means he should not return.
“Benatia left the club in a way I did not like,” Pruzzo told Il Corriere dello Sport. “I hope that Roma do not re sign him as that would send the wrong message.
“Roma should not spend a lot of money on a player who could become disgruntled. It is true we needs defender because [Leandro] Castan is having a difficult time which I am very sorry about.
“Maybe we will use a youth player until January although I hope Castan recovers and gets back to his best soon.”
Pruzzo also spoke about the Italian national team as he hailed the Antonio Conte side for heading towards the right direction.
“Italy did what they had to and qualify for Euro 2016,” Pruzzo continued. “They did not play at their best but they got the job done.
“I think the team are growing and things look positive. There are some strong teams in Europe but on their day Italy can beat anyone.”
Roma are currently placed fourth on the Serie A log with 14 points, four points adrift leaders Fiorentina after seven games this season.