Roma Set to Lose Most Players in Precarious Situations

The arrival and confirmation of Daniele De Rossi on the Roma bench is going to affect the team’s transfer market strategy. It would be a natural consequence of the departure of director Tiago Pinto, who often complied with José Mourinho’s requests by signing veterans and arranging loan deals, La Gazzetta dello Sport informed.

The Giallorossi, which have yet to hire a replacement, want to take a more long-term approach. Almost every player who joined them temporarily will return to their previous team.

Romelu Lukaku would like to stay, but he’s extremely expensive. Qualifying for the Champions League would help, but it’s a long shot. Roma won’t retain Rasmus Kristensen, Sardar Azmoun, and Dean Huijsen. They’d have to strike a new agreement in the case of the Juventus starlet.

Renato Sanches will go back to PSG after being hurt and an afterthought for most of the campaign. The only exception could be Diego Llorente since he has been serviceable. Keeping him would cost just €5M. However, the front office could flip him to turn a profit. They might do the same with Houssem Aouar and Nicola Zalewski for financial purposes.

Rui Patricio is on an expiring deal and won’t stay. Leonardo Spinazzola is in the same position, but the gaffer wants to retain him.

Our Take on Roma

Their assessments about the players are correct for the most part, but replacing them all with permanent signings or youngsters will be almost impossible operating on a shoestring.

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