Rincon and Iturbe could swap clubs
- Updated: December 16, 2016
Il Corriere dello Sport: Roma sporting director Ricky Massara is working on a formula similar to the one that has worked with Perotti last January to try and bring Tomas Rincon to Roma, which is a loan for €1 million with an obligation to buy set at €7.5 million. In exchange, Genoa could acquire the loan of Iturbe, who was promised to the Rossoblu in 2015 but is also followed by Lyon and Torino. Rincon, who did not play yesterday in the make-up match against Fiorentina, has already hinted to some of his friends that his departure in January is likely.
Of course, Rome is already committed to several players on July 1st who are at the club on loan, they are: Juan Jesus, Fazio, Bruno Peres, and Mario Rui, a total of €30 million, which has already been budgeted for the next season. Roma will have to sell to cover those commitments but returning to the Champions League would alleviate the stress on the budget. The fact is, Spalletti has asked the club to raise their effort in increasing the competitiveness level of the team and to address the roster to help in the league and Europa league. Roma want to help Spalletti because he has yet to sign an extension and they want him to do so
There are no concrete offers for a sale to take place but should one arrive that is irrefutable, Roma will consider it.
Meanwhile, the incoming players will likely be twofold: an attacker and midfielder. Massara was in Paris to try to convince PSG to let go of Jese but he was told that the matter can only be discussed only on the basis of a permanent deal or perhaps in exchange for Rüdiger. Based on these assumptions, however, Roma is not interested. Depay will likely be allowed to leave by Mourinho and United but he isn’t the first choice. A welcomed addition would be Alejandro Gomez but it’s unlikely he could arrive on loan with an obligation to buy.