Mido gives mixed signals on intentions

April 4, 2006

Tottenham striker Mido insists he wants to remain at White Hart Lane when his loan expires this summer but has not ruled out a return to Roma.

The Egypt international's agent Mino Raiola claimed last week other clubs are ahead of Spurs in the race to sign the player from the Serie A side.

The Premiership side have yet to agree a deal with Roma to sign Mido permanently and the forward told Sky Sports News: 'Obviously, officially I belong to Roma after this season so we're still talking and we'll see what happens.

'But to be honest I want to stay and I'm happy here. I'm not thinking about other clubs. I'm just thinking about Spurs, and I want Spurs and Roma to have a deal and me and Spurs to have a contract to stay for next year.'

Mido was farmed out on loan by Roma after an explosive falling out with the Eternal City club and coach Luigi Del Neri but a change of manager, with Luciano Spalletti now in charge, may have opened the door for a return to Italy.

'Roma is a big club, a massive club, and now they have a different manager so you never know what's going to happen but it can be one of my options because Roma is a massive club,' added Mido.