Roma a Few Million Away from Purchasing Marcos Leonardo

Roma have zeroed in on Marcos Leonardo, but they must up their offer to acquire him from Santos. The gap between the bid and the request isn’t too wide. The two clubs and the player’s entourage are also negotiating other aspects of the deal.

According to Globo Esporte (via Calciomercato), the Giallorossi initially tendered €8M plus add-ons, then they touched up their proposal to €10M plus bonuses. The Brazilian sides want more, but the parties have gotten closer.

Moreover, Roma and Santos are conversing about the payment structure and the installments of the prospective Marcos Leonardo transfer. The former prefers to disburse the sum in two years, the latter would like to get the money right away. Agent Rafaela Pimenta is brokering the deal. There are no issues on personal terms. The youngster would ink a five-year contract.

Santos have signed Julio Furch from Atlas before their transfer market window closed because they anticipate selling one striker. Monaco are after Deivid Washington, which might upset the Giallorossi’s apple cart if they don’t come to terms quickly enough.

Our Take on Roma and Marcos Leonardo

Bargaining with the Brazilian sides is always complicated because there are more subjects involved than usual. He’s well worth the investment, and it’s small enough that it shouldn’t prevent them from going after a veteran too.

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