Mourinho to Prioritize Veteran Options in January Window

José Mourinho has often clamored for some signings during the recent slide. On such front, he is in lockstep with the front office, which is well aware that the roster needs reinforcements. The Roma brass is firmly committed to the Special One. Therefore, there is no tension brewing behind the scenes, Sky Sport reports.

CEO Tiago Pinto is mainly trying to fix the mistakes of the previous executives. Mourinho realizes it takes time. The Giallorossi will prioritize adding a right-back and a midfielder in January. The Portuguese coach would prefer to bring in experienced players that could contribute right away.

Roma have been linked for Benjamin Henrichs, Marcus Holmgren Pedersen, and Hugo Siquet for the first role. Mourinho reportedly nixed those names, suggesting to find a veteran already familiar with Serie A. Sampdoria’s Bartosz Bereszynski would fit the profile. The move would not be too expensive. The Polish defender could join on loan with a €5M option to buy, Corriere dello Sport reports.

Juventus and Roma are battling for Denis Zakaria in the midfield, both for January or next June, when he will be out of contract. The Giallorossi are unwilling to participate in a bidding war. The Bianconeri approached them offering Aaron Ramsey, whom they are eager to offload, informs. They proposed a loan contributing to 60 percent of the wages. The counterpart filed it away as a possible last-ditch solution in case they struck out on more intriguing targets.