After Veretout and Kluivert, a third Roma player in discussion?

After Veretout and Kluivert, a third Roma player in discussion?

Last summer Pablo Longoria brought in two elements from AS Roma. Cengiz Under and Pau Lopez, the two players had a convincing season and were definitively transferred to OM. This year, three new names are announced…

Indeed, the journalist Gianluigi Longari explains that “Pinto’s mission to Milan could also include discussions with OM to assess the possibility of making exits by Roma. The players mentioned are Diawara Veretout and Kluivert. »

For several weeks the name of the French international Jordan Veretout. Pablo Longoria has already made an offer of 7 and 8 million euros refused by AS Roma. Even if the midfielder, who is not part of José Mourinho’s plans, should leave Rome this summer. According to Corriere dello Sport, AS Roma, which requested an amount greater than €15m, would have lowered its requirements. The Italian club would be ready to let the 29-year-old French international slip away for a check estimated at €11m. And according to CalcioMercato.com, the Frenchman was offered to Inter and Juventus, but the two Italian teams would not have followed up, enough to give OM a better chance of welcoming him to the next transfer window. to replace Bouba Kamara.

Another name, that of Justin Kluivert who was loaned to Nice this season. The winger’s profile would particularly appeal to Jorge Sampaoli. José Mourinho would not be against giving the Dutch international to another club… He considers that he is no longer part of his plans and hopes to sell him during the summer transfer window. It now remains to be seen whether the Marseille leaders will be able to match the amount requested, an amount of around 15 million euros.

Amadou Diawara lacks playing time!

So according to the Sportitalia journalist, a third name is also in the sights of the Olympian staff. Indeed, Roma general manager Tiago Pinto is in Milan to strengthen Mourinho’s squad for next season, but also to resolve several player departures. Pinto would also discuss the situation of Amadou Diawara. The 24-year-old defensive midfielder was recruited in 2019 from Napoli for the sum of €21m. The latter still has two years of contract, he only played 4 Serie A matches last season. A starving playing time that could push him to change his tune…

When you play in front of the defense, you are always in the analysis and reflection of the game — Veretout

“I’ve always liked playing in systems that allow me to project myself offensively. In Nantes, I even played a few matches in support of the striker. When I was put in a more defensive position, with a clear role in getting the ball out, I learned and it allowed me to expand my technical and tactical knowledge. Regista or mezzala (word used in Italy to designate the torchbearers, editor’s note), these are two really different positions. When you are a torchbearer, you don’t have the feeling of having to calculate every moment, you have more freedom and you play a little more on instinct. You can project yourself, you know there are people behind. Whereas when you play in front of the defence, you are always analyzing and thinking about the game. If I lose the ball, behind it is the defense that is exposed. » Jordan Veretout – source: RMC (May 2021)

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