Roma are keeping tabs on Rolland Sallai, who reportedly passed on the opportunity to move to Saudi Arabia to stay in Europe this summer. His contract with Freiburg isn’t long. It could potentially pave the way for a cost-effective purchase, Quotidiano Sportivo relays.
The attacker is tied to his team until 2025. He will be sold either during the winter or in 2024 if he doesn’t re-up it. He’s been productive in the past two campaigns, recording 7 goals and 13 assists. The 26-year-old has already scored twice and set up a teammate in the present one.
Roma will be able to take a close look at Sallai in the Europa League group stage. The draw paired them up with Freiburg. According to the publication, the versatile forward turned down a transfer to the Middle East to play continentally.
The 26-year-old has already spent time in Italy in the past. Palermo acquired him on loan from Puskas AFC in 2016. He didn’t break through that year, appearing 22 times, mainly off the bench, and hitting the net just once. He also starred for Apoel before blooming in Germany.
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A few other Serie A sides tried to get him, but Freiburg evidently held firm. Considering their Financial Fair Play restrictions and difficulties with the lists, the Giallorossi will have more freedom next summer rather than in January.
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