Karsdorp Back to Work but Future Remains Uncertain

Rick Karsdorp answered the call-up and resumed training with his teammates on Monday. He had refused to do so about three weeks ago after a falling out with José Mourinho and didn’t take part in Roma’s short trip to Japan.

As per Il Messaggero, the fullback decided to show up to avoid fines. There was no one-on-one meeting with the Special One, nor his agent had a summit with the management in recent days. The parties have called a truce ahead of the January window.

The Giallorossi will continue to work to find a solution that doesn’t hurt them financially. They wish to part ways permanently, either through a sale or a swap with a player that helps them immediately, Gianluca Di Marzio informs. On the other hand, Karsdorp earns €2.5M and has a €10/12M valuation, so it’s challenging to ship him off to a minnow. The front office and the boss will soon decide whether to bring him to their upcoming retreat in Portugal.

Fulham were the latest team to inquire, and they will mull whether to make an offer in the coming weeks. Torino and Lille touched base, but they would sign him only on loan. Roma are receiving interest for another fullback too, as Galatasaray resumed tracking Matias Vina, Calciomercato informs. They already tried to acquire him in September.

Our Take on Karsdorp

The Giallorossi are a long way to go from solving the issue. They have put their foot down on the conditions to sell him, but it’s still very early. The good news for them is that there do appear to be some foreign suitors that could take him off their hands.

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