Roma Closer to Salernitana Talent than to Genoa Star

Roma are one of the many sides intrigued by Radu Dragusin, but Genoa have no intention of selling him in January, while Lorenzo Pirola is a more attainable target. The Rossoblù’s director Marco Ottolini was quizzed about the defender by SportMediaset.

“I rule out a January departure. As for the transfer market in general, I think we have a good squad with partially untapped potential. Our priority is to recover the injured players rather than making additions.”

While Albert Gudmundsson extended his contract to quash any chatter, the defender has yet to do so. Roma have shortlisted Dragusin and Pirola, but, on top of winning over this side, they’d have to spend a pretty penny for the former, who’s also being chased by Newcastle United and Milan.

Instead, Salernitana could be content with an modest fee to part ways with their youngster. They acquired him for €5M from Inter last summer. A €8/10M disbursement could be enough to lure him, Tuttomercatoweb informs. The Giallorossi are keen and have stayed in touch after showing interest. Torino are also pursuing the Azzurrini captain.

Our Take on Roma, Dragusin, and Pirola

There’s a big gulf between the valuations of the two talents, and they aren’t in a position to splurge. The Granata center-back would be a fine addition as he has an important pedigree and more levels to go to. The main reservation is that he would be able to play only as a left ‘braccetto.’

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