Roma youngster Ebrima Darboe will change his surname to Peruzzi as soon as the family of his agent completes the adoption process.
Five years ago, Darboe arrived in Italy on a boat as an unaccompanied child, and Miriam Peruzzi's father, one of his representatives, is in the process of adopting him.
Darboe is a very polite guy, a nice person. Everybody knows him at Roma because of this,”
Mrs. Peruzzi told Calciomercato.com.
“My father is a coach and we have decided to adopt him. He will soon complete the process so that Ebrima can become part of our family. He will become a Peruzzi: Ebrima Darboe Peruzzi," she added.
“We decided it many years ago, not now that he is playing in Serie A. I am really happy, he deserves so and he is fully integrated into our family.
As a women scout, I had to fight three times more than others,”
“When I saw Ebrima for the first time, I understood he has outstanding tactical skills, he was always turning his head around, looking for the best passing solution.
“He had always played in clay fields in Africa and has gone through a lot in his life. He had arrived in Italy from Libia and when he had his trial with Roma he could not speak a word of Italian.”
What will happen to Darboe at Roma when Jose Mourinho sits on the bench?
We are on good terms with Roma, his contract expires in 2023. If he stays, it’s because he could have a chance with Mourinho. Otherwise, he will leave the club, but he won’t stay in Italy,
" the agent said.
“It’s still too early to discuss that, but an experience abroad would be good for his characteristics and because in Italy it is often difficult to give opportunities to young players.”