Next season, AS Roma is aiming for qualification in the Champions League. To achieve this objective, the Wolf intends to recruit several players and above all to sell a good number of them.
Operation “Champions”. This Thursday, the Gazzetta dello Sport announces the color. In its edition of the day, the pink paper publication explains that AS Roma, sixth in Serie A this year, is aiming for qualification for the 2023-24 edition of the UEFA Champions League. A difficult but not impossible mission for José Mourinho, who has just won the first Europa League Conference in history on May 25 against Feyenoord Rotterdam. To help him achieve this goal, the Friedkin family, which owns the club, has already promised not to skimp on the means.
But the Giallorossi are also counting on a major degreasing to inflate the transfer window envelope. A sweeping sweep that could bring in up to €80 million for the Roman team explains the gazzetta. That would be a big bonus for shopping this summer. At the helm of this operation, the sports director, Tiago Pinto, is actively working on the subject behind the scenes, he who must sell an entire team. Indeed, twelve elements will be sold during this off-season. Among them, we find Pau Lopez (€12m) and Cengiz Ünder (€8m), who remain permanently at Olympique de Marseille.
Roma have planned a dozen sales
Which is already 20 M € in the Roman coffers. Loaned to Aston Villa, Robin Olsen could stay there. The two clubs are discussing a transfer of €3.5 million. At the start, we also find the youngsters Bryan Reynolds and Riccardo Calafiori, as well as William Bianda and Ante Coric. Both free in a year, they will not be retained. Roma hope to get €1 million from it. She also plans to earn money thanks to the sales of Jordan Veretout, Amadou Diawara, Justin Kluivert, Ebrima Darboe, Carles Pérez and Gonzalo Villar. Everything must therefore almost disappear in Rome. The Italian team could even receive a lot more money in the event of the sale of Nicolo Zaniolo.
Courted by AC Milan, he is the subject of an offer of 25 M€. The Rossoneri have included Alexis Saelemaekers in the deal. But the Wolf bared her fangs and refused. However, it will reflect in the event of a very large offer, since the management has not yet decided on it. What is certain is that she has already decided to part with twelve players. The club also wants to bring in new blood and refresh José Mourinho’s 4-2-3-1. In the middle, Douglas Luiz and Ruben Neves are targeted. Free, Isco has been proposed and Jesse Lingard is being watched. In the offensive sector, Ola Solbakken (Bodø / Glimt), Gonçalo Guedes (Valencia) and Facundo Farias (Colon) are followed, as is Paulo Dybala (free). The construction site is launched in Rome!