AS Roma youngster Stefano Okaka is delighted with his move to Parma.

The striker joined the Ducali on loan last week, the latest of many temporary spells after Brescia and Fulham.

"Right from the start of my career, I have always played alongside older teammates," said the former Under-21 international.

"Growing up, though, things change and you have to keep an eye on technique, which I am perhaps lacking in.

"Recently I hadn't found much space at Roma, but trained hard all the time as if I was about to step on to the field.

"Now I feel the right maturity to do well here with the Parma jersey. I am at Roberto Donadoni's complete disposal and found a very humble atmosphere, so it feels like a big family here."