Roma Set Rigid Conditions to Part Ways with Karsdorp

Roma wish to find a solution to offload Rick Karsdorp, but they don’t want to give him away or let him go on loan. The Giallorossi need a sale to fund some additions, especially his replacement on the wing or a midfielder.

According to Gianluca Di Marzio, the capital side has set a €10/12M price tag for the Dutchman. He has been frozen out by José Mourinho for having a poor attitude in the final few matches of the year. He has been linked to Juventus, Bologna, Olympique Marseille, and some Turkish clubs. The suitors all seem to prefer to add him temporarily, at most with an option to buy. If he stayed, they would try again in the summer.

Roma need to rake in cash from Karsdorp and other outcasts to comply with the Financial Fair Play limitations. An assist could come from Valencia, which are satisfied with Justin Kluivert and want to redeem him early. However, they hope to renegotiate the €15M clause to do so at the end of the season. The two sides could agree to a €10M fee, Sky relays.

Instead, there have no been no concrete offers for the out-of-favor fullback or Eldor Shomurodov, who’s up for sale. He rejected a move to Cremonese. Sampdoria could target him if they sold Francesco Caputo, SportMediaset informs. Torino and Bologna pursued him last summer.

Our Take on Roma and Karsdorp

Everybody aims for the best-case scenario early in the transfer market, but the Giallorossi will probably have to decide whether to keep an unwanted player or accept different terms later on because they will be hard-pressed to find somebody willing to spend that much on the nail for him.

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