Roma Wishing to Solve Long-Time Right-Back Problem

Roma will once again be in the market for a right-back this summer despite having had three options in the role last season and taken several stabs in recent years. Rasmus Kristensen won’t be bought out after a loan from Leeds United. Rick Karsdorp and Zeki Celik are more than expendable, Il Messaggero informs.

The Giallorossi have earmarked two options in particular, Raoul Bellanova and Tiago Santos, but they are expensive and in demand. They hope to find the right match at an affordable price.

Roma are keeping tabs on two further Ligue 1 options: Lille’s Bafodé Diakité, who’s more defensive-minded and can feature in a few roles, and Rennes’ Guéla Doué, whom they faced in the Europa League this season. In addition, they have been linked to Max Aarons multiple times in the last few windows. He was signed by Bournemouth from Norwich for about €8M last year.

The Giallorossi have trotted out Alessandro Florenzi, Davide Zappacosta, Bruno Peres, Davide Santon, Bryan Reynolds, and Ainsley Maitland-Niles at the position in recent campaigns, but none of them has been fully convincing.

Our Take on Roma Looking For a Right-Back

It’s not one of their top priorities, but they surely need a new good one. They might have to wait until one of their current two departs first, though. Bellanova is the best Serie A has to offer when it comes to youngsters, but he might be too pricey and aggressive for their scheme. Chances are they’ll roll the dice with a relatively unproven player from aboard again.

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