SportsTalk December 17 According to Italian media laroma24, Roma will introduce a central defender during the winter transfer period and has 7 candidate targets.
Roma’s central defender position is tight. The main defender Smalling has been injured for three months and has not yet determined when he will return. Kumbula has yet to return to the field after knee surgery in May this year, while Ndika will participate in the African Cup of Nations early next year. Roma coach Mourinho has asked the club to introduce a new central defender in the winter, and Roma general manager Pinto also said that he will work hard to meet the coach’s request.
However, the Roma club must also comply with UEFA’s financial fair play rules, so it cannot spend too much signing funds in the winter. . Roma has examined many players in recent months. Laroma24 said that Roma’s central defender recruitment targets include the following seven players. Among them, Artur Tite, Chalobah, and Solet have the greatest hope of joining Roma.
Arthur Tite (Rennes): Born on May 25, 2000, contract expires in June 2027. The Rennes club is unwilling to rent out players. Tite’s valuation is 20 million euros. Among the clubs interested in him are Fiorentina.
Chalobah (Chelsea): Born on July 5, 1999. The contract expires in June 2028 and can be renewed first. About a year. Chalobah has yet to feature for Chelsea this season due to a knee injury, but he is very close to returning. Roma hope to persuade Chelsea to agree to loan Chalobah.
Solet (Red Bull Salzburg): Born on February 7, 2000, contract expires in June 2025. Solette is currently injured and unwilling to renew his contract with the club. His valuation is 17 million euros, and Roma hopes to loan the player out and force a buyout if he qualifies for next season’s Champions League. Solet previously said in an interviewPublicly expressed goodwill to Roma, saying: “Mourinho is really helpful to the growth of young players. He is someone you really want to fight for. With a coach like this, you will only improve.”
Chiviol (Arsenal): Born on February 15, 2000, contract expires in June 2028. Arsenal is willing to rent out players to other teams for training until June next year. Also interested in him are Milan and Napoli.
Pirola (Salernitana): Born on February 20, 2002, contract expires in June 2028. The player is valued at 8 million to 10 million euros, and Salernitana is unwilling to rent out the player. Also interested in him is Turin.
Pablo Mari (Monza): Born on August 31, 1993, contract expires in June 2025. Mari is the backbone of Monza’s defense and the club are unwilling to let him go midway through the season. Pinto contacted the player’s agent, but negotiations remained complicated.
Dell (Tottenham): Born on January 15, 1994, contract expires in June 2024. Dier has worked with Mourinho and his contract is about to expire. Roma hopes to pay a small fee in January next year to get Tottenham to agree to let Dell go early. However, Dell’s annual salary is relatively high, which is a major obstacle for Roma to introduce him.