Roma Test the Waters for Spezia and Udinese Starlets

Roma don’t have much room to maneuver in January, but they could lay the groundwork for some summer deals, and they have recently asked for info about Lazar Samardzic and Jakub Kiwior. The two youngsters are on the radar of multiple top Serie A sides.

According to La Repubblica, the Giallorossi touched base with Spezia for the defender because they are wary of Inter and Juventus’ interest in Chris Smalling. The Bianconeri and Milan are also keenly watching the Polish international. The base price to sign him will be €15M. It’ll easily go up, considering the competition for his services.

On top of Kiwior, Roma also collected intel on Samardzic, Calciomercato informs. The Zebrette want to keep him until the summer. His valuation is around €25M. Napoli have done extensive work on the 20-year-old starlet. He could potentially replace either Tanguy Ndombélé or Piotr Zielinski, who aren’t tied to them long-term. Milan inquired as well.

It’s unclear whether the capital side will be able to make further additions in the winter. It surely won’t happen until they straighten things out with Rick Karsdorp. They will receive a boost from returns from injury, though. Lorenzo Pellegrini is 100 percent, and Leonardo Spinazzola is getting close. Georginio Wijnaldum should be able to play before the end of January, DAZN informs.

Our Take on Roma Being Linked to Kiwior and Samardzic

They need a left-footed defender, whether Smalling stays or not. The Spezia wonderkid will make the fortunes of whoever snatches him. Instead, if they do add a midfielder anytime soon, he’ll probably have different traits than the Udinese prospect. Even though his talent is undeniable, they need a proper maestro more.

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