Roma Begin Considering Renato Sanches Alternative

Roma had high hopes for Renato Sanches last summer, and he has done okay when able to play, but that has rarely been the case due to recurring thigh injuries. He has featured just three times so far. He has been absent since late September due to a lingering and slightly mysterious muscular problem.

According to Calciomercato, the Giallorossi won’t be forced to buy him out if he doesn’t stay healthy. They would be obliged to spend €12M if he starred in 60 percent of the matches. The fee would increase to €15M if he did it in three/fourths of the fixtures, but that might already be out the window.

Roma director Tiago Pinto is a big fan of Renato Sanches, but he’s inevitably thinking about alternative options. He has circled a name in particular, Monaco’s Youssouf Fofana, whose contract expires in 2024. However, his team holds an option to extend it for one further campaign.

The 24-year-old has logged 2 assists in 10 matches so far this season. He has tallied 13 in 150 total games with the club of the Principality, adding 3 goals.

Our Take on Roma, Renato Sanches, and Fofana

It was worth a shot, and they protected themselves with the formula and a deep midfield, but the reason the Portuguese was available at a low price was quickly apparent. The Frenchman is unlikely to become a free agent, but he’s not tied down long-term, so he’s one to watch.

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