Roma’s Dybala Card Threatens Fiorentina Approach for Beltran

In a shocking set of events, Roma have reportedly taken over Fiorentina in the race to sign Lucas Beltran from River Plate. The Viola have accelerated their efforts to secure the 22-year-old following the sale of Arthur Cabral to Benfica, but the emergence of the Giallorossi shakes up the transfer saga.

As per latest reports from Argentine outlets TNT Sport and TyC Sports (via Tuttomercatoweb), Roma have submitted an official offer to sign Beltran in a bid to overtake the Viola, who have €25M on the line. The Giallorossi have put forth a similar bid to entice the Millionaires.

Benfica were also in the race for Beltran to replace Goncalo Ramos, but their acquisition of Cabral did the job.

Fiorentina have been on the front foot in this saga since the very beginning. However, Roma have decided to intervene in an attempt to thwart the Viola’s efforts, as the uncertainty surrounding Beltran’s future continues to draw attention.

Moreover, as indicated by SportMediaset, Paulo Dybala’s long relationship with Lucas’ brother Federico Beltran since their days together at Instituto de Cordoba could prove to be a major factor in swaying the player’s transfer decision.

Our Take on Beltran and Roma

Beltran has already expressed his interest to star in Serie A and could soon follow the path of Mateo Retegui, who moved to Genoa from the Argentine Primera Division. The fact that Beltran possesses an Italian passport only strengthens the potential of being called up to the Italy senior squad by Roberto Mancini, irrespective of his choice of club. However, Roma seem the mouthwatering option of the two interested Serie A clubs.

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