Roma Eager to Finalize More Departures in Short Order

Roma sold budding midfielder Benjamin Tahirovic to Ajax in a quick deal Sunday. More exits are expected to come in the next few days. The Giallorossi need to rake in about €30M by the end of June because of a Financial Fair Play-related deadline.

They took the first step toward such goal by getting €7.5M from the Dutch side, plus a percentage of a potential future transfer, for the starlet. He appeared 23 times, mostly off the bench, in his rookie season. He had filled in with adequate performances while they were navigating a host of injuries midway through the campaign.

Roma are in talks with Sassuolo regarding Cristian Volpato and Filippo Missori. Even though they are chasing after Davide Frattesi, the deals are separate. They need to prioritize departures at this stage. According to Alfredo Pedullà, the Giallorossi wish to cash in €9/12M from the duo.

The brass is trying to offload former loanees. None was bought out by their previous teams. Bournemouth, which didn’t redeem Matias Vina, is pursuing Justin Kluivert. According to Corriere dello Sport, Nicola Zalewski could be sacrificed due to their financial needs if the right offer arrived.

Our Take on the Roma Strategy

It appears they took this route rather than partying ways with a replaceable starter, for instance, Roger Ibanez. It’s obviously uncertain how robust his market is and what his valuation would be. While the tactic should pay dividends in the short term, the risk of regrets down the line is massive. They lost control over Frattesi in a similar situation in the past.

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