Roma can’t sign new players until they offload some of their own. Given their financial restrictions and Financial Fair Play limitations, they had just a €1.5M budget for January without risking new fines. They used most of it to bring in Dean Huijsen on loan from Juventus, Il Tempo relays (via ReteSport).
Director Tiago Pinto downplayed their need for another defender, declaring they would focus on the exits now. It’s inevitable as they would only be able to sign somebody gratis with no departures.
The most likely to leave is Renato Sanches, as his camp is looking for a new destination. Besiktas have shown the most interest, but the player might prefer different leagues. Leonardo Spinazzola has been tipped to flee too, but he’s not as close to doing so.
🚨🇵🇹 Renato Sanches remains one to watch in the next two weeks — AS Roma still want him to find another club in January.
Paris Saint-Germain will only interrupt Roma loan if there’s another good bid for Renato.
He’s 100% not returning to PSG now. pic.twitter.com/t9KtGLv45U
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 15, 2024
The Giallorossi could get a small influx of cash from a player not currently on their squad. Flamengo are negotiating to onboard Matias Vina, who’s out on loan at Sassuolo. They proposed a €10M package including add-ons, and an agreement is close, Gianluca Di Marzio informs. If they opened up some room, Caglar Soyuncu would be the primary target to bolster their backline.
Our Take on Roma
It’s a real juggling act to evaluate which player they can rid themselves of without weakening the squad since it’ll be tough to replace them. They’ll find somebody, probably out of the blue given previous hirings, thanks to their caliber and a steady and ambitious ownership, but it’s not the most desirable job for a director.
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