On Thursday the Giallorossi announced he would be taking an unknown period of leave.
“I am feeling much better,” De La Peña told Roma Channel.
“It is a special situation, a family problem that means I have to return to Spain.
“It is not so serious as an illness, but at this moment I have to be in Barcelona with my family.
“I thank director Walter Sabatini and all of Roma, as they understood the situation. I also thank Luis Enrique, who is like a brother to me.
“They are leaving the door open for me, I thank them all and am sure it will be a great season for Roma.”
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