Ogbonna reveals he was "very close to joining Roma" twice in his career.
"It's true Roma were looking for me in 2011, but I spoke to President Urbano Cairo and Coach Giampiero Ventura, so I decided to stay with the Granata," Ogbonna told Tuttosport.
"In 2005 I was just a youngster when Torino went bankrupt and so I became a free agent. I even had a trial run for Roma, but they didn't have a place for non-EU players and the FIGC took too long to provide an executive order.
"Therefore I returned to Torino and the directors were able to resolve the problem, proving I was Italian."
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