Roma Zeroing In on Olympiacos Midfielder to Plug Hole

After inquiring about numerous options, Roma have decided to target Mady Camara to replenish their midfield following Georginio Wijnaldum’s massive injury. The talks with Olympiacos are already in their homestretch.

As per Corriere dello Sport, the Guinean international could join on loan with option to buy. The Giallorossi could pay €1.5M right away and eventually €7/8M in 2023. The Greek team set a €15M price tag for the player. However, they might settle for less because he wants to leave, and they didn’t qualify for the Champions League. His contract runs out in 24. They will seek some guarantees to make the transfer permanent down the line.

Monza and Lille were also eyeing Camara before Roma surfaced. The midfielder picked the most high-profile destination. He has been in Piraeus since 2018 after breaking out at Ajaccio in Ligue 2. He has accumulated 181 appearances over the years, hitting the net 19 times and providing 13 assists. The 25-year-old has 21 caps with his national team.

According to the publication, José Mourinho and the Giallorossi scouts have been particularly impressed by his physicality on tape. Plus, he can fit in multiple roles. The two teams could complete the negotiation today. They will both be in Istanbul for the Europa League draw.

Our Take on Roma Eyeing Camara

It wouldn’t be the glitziest name among those linked to them in the past few days, but it would be a useful one. After all, they need more of a replacement-level option. Wijnaldum wasn’t integrated into their starting XI yet. Without a burdensome player that necessarily needs to be a regular, they can move forward with the formation they have been using early.

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