Roma’s Hunt For A Leftback

Roma’s market is not closed; the Giallorossi continue to look for winter reinforcements and they have now turned their attention to leftback. Yesterday, Rudi Garcia claimed that the club will look to bring in a leftback because of Federico Balzaretti’s prolonged injury and today, there are is a new name Roma are focused on: Faouzi Ghoulam. The words of transfer guru Gianluca Di Marzio are below regarding the player.

“The Roma do not want to stop, the Giallorossi are very active in the market. Sabatini looks at France, a possible reinforcement for the left hand lane: an interesting name is Ghoulam. As reported also by the team, Roma would be thinking seriously about this guy, a naturalized French Algerian: the Giallorossi would in fact advance for a loan from Saint Etienne for Ghoulam. First the confirmations have come from the club, but now Roma awaits a response. In June, the Turin had also interested in the player but the deal did not come to fruition: Saint Etienne had asked for 2.5m for the player. Roma’s interest in Ghoulam is confirmed.”

Source(s): Gianluca Di Marzio

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