Roma Quoted Sizeable Price Tag for Atletico Madrid Star

Roma have laid eyes on Rodrigo Riquelme amid their search for wingers. He has progressively earned a big role with Atletico Madrid. He was a full-time starter in the past campaign, tallying 3 goals and 5 assists in 47 games.

According to Corriere dello Sport, the Giallorossi are very intrigued and believe the attacker will further improve in the near future. Los Colchoneros have been patient with their youth product, loaning him multiple times, to Bournemouth, Mirandes, and Girona before making him a member of their first team. His valuation has grown accordingly.

Roma will have to shell out €25/30M to onboard Riquelme. Their opening bid stopped at €20M. On the other hand, his salary is manageable. He has 69 La Liga appearances under his belt, hitting the net 7 times and setting up 9 teammates. He has two caps with Spain.

Signing somebody at that prize would preclude the Giallorossi from going after Federico Chiesa. They have been linked to other players represented by the same agent, Fali Ramadani, for instance, Jeremie Boga; or that play in the Ligue 1, like Ernest Nuamah, from where their new apical official Florent Ghisolfi comes from.

Our Take on Roma and Riquelme

He’d be a solid acquisition, and his salary makes him a more believable target than others. Still, it’s possible they’ll go even younger to make their investment more worthwhile and have a shot at a major ‘plusvalenza’ down the line. How much they can spend this summer is a true mystery since apparently the previous FFP-related limitations are no longer a major concern as they increased their revenues.

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