Gazzetta’s Giulianelli Likes Roma’s Mercato Thus Far

Roma Press caught up with La Gazzetta dello Sport journalist Emanuele Giulianelli, author of the new calcio book Dallunoallundici – Storie di Ordinaria Calciofilia, for an exlusive interview and to hear his thoughts on Roma’s mercato.

Do you like Roma’s mercato so far?
Yes, I like it a lot. A mix of young talented players and more experienced like Nainggolan.

If you had the choice, which purchases would you make for the Giallorossi?
For January a left back and a central back. For next summer, a great striker, a big name like Falcao.

Are there now too many names in the midfield for Garcia?
No, absolutely not.

Who will be the next to leave Trigoria?
A part from Burdisso? Marco Borriello and Marquinho I think.

Certainly Borriello’s wages make things difficult?
Yes, but I think they will find a solution, maybe on loan.

A left back is a priority?
Yes, and Rudi Garcia confirmed this.

The Editor of, John has been covering Italian football as a freelance journalist for over 10 years and has appeared in various publications including,, and ESPN.