New AS Roma midfielder Salih Ucan says he grew up idolising Chelsea legend Frank Lampard.

Ucan joined Roma last month from Fenerbahce.

"I arrived a short time ago but I am already happy with all my teammates," Ucan said of his acclimatisation to life in the Italian capital.

"Up until now I have bonded with Emanuelson most of all, he is in his first season like me.

"I can't wait to see the support of the Curva Sud. I would particularly like to score in a derby, it would be a great emotion.

"I feel comfortable in Rome and I hope to soon have the time to get to know it better.

"A player who inspired me? I would say Lampard, he is a great.

"The objective of the team is clear - to win the Scudetto. From a personal point of view I want to make as many appearances as possible, score some goals and get some assists."

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