We’re close to signing Ainsley Maitland-Niles, confirms AS Roma Director
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We’re close to signing Ainsley Maitland-Niles, confirms AS Roma Director

Italian side AS Roma are closing in on a loan deal for Arsenal utility man Ainsley Maitland-Niles.

According to the club's Director, Tiago Pinto, the deal could be completed soon. 

Club Jose Mourinho however remained tight-lipped when asked about signing the Englishman, but noted he knew his qualities. 

"I don't feel comfortable talking about him, because nobody has officially told me that he is our player," he said, via Football Italia.

"He grew up at Arsenal when I was at Chelsea and Tottenham, so I know him well."

Maitland-Niles is pushing for the move in order to get more playing time, something he is not getting at Arsenal. 

He famously sent a message to coach Mikel Arteta and the club during the summer, asking to be allowed to leave. 

"All I wanna do is go where I'm wanted and where I'm gonna play," he posted on his social media.