Il Messaggero: Rolando, Eder Balanta the favorites to replace Castan

According to Il Messaggero, Roma have identified their potential replacements for Leandro Castan, who is likely to miss the rest of the season due to neurosurgery.

Reportedly, Roma have identified Porto’s out-of-favor Rolando and River Plate’s Eder Balanta as potential replacements for the injured Brazilian. It is being reported that a deal for Balanta, who also has the same agent as Juan Iturbe, could become complicated due to the fee (reportedly €8 million) that the Argentine club are asking for, while a deal for Rolando could come at a much cheaper price (€3-4 million).

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