Roma Devise Strategy to Acquire Atletico Madrid Star

Roma have already addressed a few needs through Bosman additions, but they necessitate one more quality midfielder and a striker to finish the job, and Rodrigo De Paul has resurfaced as an option for the first role, La Repubblica relays (via Calciomercato).

The Giallorossi were very keen in the past already. However, they didn’t manage to strike a deal either with Udinese or Atletico Madrid once he left Serie A. He’ll be tough to sign, but he’s not untouchable. The right offer could do the trick.

Roma will need further sales around the fringes to finance the acquisition of De Paul. The departures of Eldor Shomurodov, Gonzalo Villar, Bryan Reynolds, and Matias Vina are in the works. Rick Karsdorp is expendable even though he wants to stay.

The money saved on the wages of the outcasts would abundantly foot the salary of the Argentine. It’s not too high in the first place, €3.2M net. Moreover, the club would enjoy some fiscal advantages for foreigners. The fee, about €25M, would ideally derive from the sale of Roger Ibanez.

Our Take on Roma and De Paul

There’s no doubt about his value, and he fits any scheme considering his versatility. But the plan has a lot of moving parts before coming to fruition, perhaps too many.

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