Five Roma Players That Mourinho Should Sell in The Summer Transfer Market

From Antonio Conte’s surprising departure from Inter, to Massimiliano Allegri’s glorious return to Juventus, it has been a crazy merry-go-round at the hot-seats of the biggest Serie A clubs. And yet, Roma were the ones who initially shocked the world prior to end of the campaign by announcing the sensational arrival of José Mourinho to the Italian capital. Nonetheless, the Portuguese has a lot of work to do in order to restore the Roman pride after an underwhelming campaign, and he’ll have to start by cutting off the deadweight within his squad.

So let’s take a look at five players that the Special one needs to sell during this summer transfer market.

Paul Lopez (Goalkeeper)

In the summer of 2019, the Giallorossi paid 23 million euros to secure the services of the former Real Betis shot-stopper.

However, the Spaniard’s transfer value has vastly dropped after two unconvincing seasons in Serie A, where he had to fight for a starting berth against journeyman Antonio Mirante.

Roma should cut their losses on this one, as Mourinho will undoubtedly be looking for a more a secure option between the posts.

Federico Fazio (Center Back)

The defender had been a good servant for the capital side after his arrival from Tottenham, but at the age of 34, his best days are far behind him.

Chris Smalling’s old ties with the new manager will only cement his position as the De Facto leader of the defense, whilst Gianluca Mancini is showing great signs of improvement, and the likes of Roger Ibanez and the young Marash Kumbulla continue to develop.

No country for old men.

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Davide Santon (Fullback)

During his good old days at Inter, Mourinho handed a teenager called Davide Santon his professional debut, so could this old rapport between the two men save the Italian’s career at Roma?

Well, perhaps it will, but it must be said, that the right-back hasn’t exactly performed in a manner that would justify a spot at an ambitious club led by a new glamorous manager.

With Rick Karsdorp displaying better performances, Alessandro Florenzi potentially back at the club, and Bryan Reynolds being one for the future, La Magica would be better off by dropping the former Newcastle man.

Amadou Diawara (Central Midfielder)

The Guinean rose to fame whilst being a mere teenager at Bologna and his ability to perform well in the Regista role rapidly earned him a move to Napoli.

But ever since, the 23-year-old’s career has stalled, and his move to the eternal city has thus far failed to reignite it.

With Lorenzo Pellegrini, Bryan Cristante, Gonzalo Villar and Jordan Vertout all being ahead of him in the pecking order (and perhaps some new signings as well), the former Napoli man would be wise to look for more playing time elsewhere.

Carles Perez (Winger)

Let’s make one thing clear. The Barcelona youth product is undoubtedly a special talent. He’s quick, talented and has all the tricks and flicks that the viewer enjoys to watch.

Mourinho, on the other hand, is not exactly the biggest fan of this type of players, and he will probably rely on others at Roma, such as his old favorite Pedro, the returning Nicolo Zaniolo, and he’ll even be willing to reconcile with Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

Perhaps time would eventually prove us wrong, but in order to avoid an unnecessary debate about a wasted talent on the bench, the club might just part ways with the Spanish winger.

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