The following is an adaptation of @FrancescoBalza8’s article on @ForzaRoma:

Roma restarts with a reinforced budget provided by the Champions League, following the renewals of De Rossi, Manolas, and Strootman. They will restart though, without Totti, Szczesny, and with at least three other big players in doubt. Here are the operations in the house of the Giallorossi:

The eminent arrival of Eusebio Di Francesco on Roma’s bench will allow the new Director of Sport, Monchi, to narrow in on the market, but the current young squad won’t be enough to have Pallotta’s dreams of a ‘Great Roma’ come to fruition.

While Kessie and Schick have passed by, Monchi is on the road attempting to resign Lorenzo Pellegrini, and acquire Domenico Berardi. Gomez from Atalanta is another player of interest, and in defense Pezzella, Lemos, and Karsdorp seem to be the targets.

In centre-midfield eyes point towards Seri and Ruiz, but before their arrival there will likely be a painful departure of another big player.


Personal comments: Any deal for another winger is directly tied to the subjected sale of Mohamed Salah, while Seri’s style is familiar to Paredes. Karsdorp seems to have great qualities of a modern fullback. Pellegrini will be a great, cheap addition to bolster the midfield if he is meant to be integrated, and not flipped (a la Bertolacci).