Galatasaray Inquire About Roma Wingback Spinazzola

Galatasaray have laid eyes on Leonardo Spinazzola, whose Roma contract expires at the end of the season. The Giallorossi have decided to wait it out on the matter, letting him play out his final year. They had done the same with Stephan El Shaarawy and Chris Smalling, who eventually re-upped. But they might receive an offer in January, Sporx informs (via Calciomercato).

The Italian winger makes €3M annually. Considering his age, the capital club will attempt to reduce his wages to keep him around.

Galatasaray would be ready to interfere if the next round of talks between Spinazzola and Roma went nowhere. The fullback has also drawn interest from Saudi Arabia. He received an offer from Ligue 1 last summer but turned it down.

The Giallorossi successfully negotiated the convoluted sale of Nicolò Zaniolo with the Cimbom in the recent past. But the atmosphere between the parties was a lot more tense on that occasion.

Our Take on Spinazzola, Roma, and Galatasaray

The capital side has to weigh the risk of losing a starter for nothing and how much his departure would hurt the team, as he’s still clearly their best option in his role. His sale is unlikely to fetch enough to buy an equivalent contributor. Turkey figures to be a more credible January landing spot than Saudi Arabia. But it looks like the rapport is good enough to avoid rushing things despite his contract.

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