After winning the Europa Conference League, AS Roma are thinking about strengthening their squad ahead of next season.
The Serie A club will be sure to allow Jose Mourinho dip into the transfer market in a bid to improve the squad to achieve greater things in the future.
It is reported that one area of weakness that Mourinho wants to strengthen is right-back, and one player being suggested is Manchester United’s Aaron Wan-Bissaka, as per Gazzetta dello Sport page 10 (H/t Sport Witness).
GdS claim ‘general manager Tiago Pinto’s interest in the right-back is there’. The Italian publication adds that Wan-Bissaka ‘has sufficient qualities to manage both phases of the game’, which we found a little funny given his constant struggle to do anything noteworthy in the final third.
This claim from Italy backs up a report from The Sun earlier this month — suggesting that Mourinho wanted Wan-Bissaka at Roma and that Crystal Palace were also keen.
United would apparently demand €30m for Wan-Bissaka’s signature, which would represent a loss on the player, but sometimes you have to accept that you made the wrong investment and move on.
The report notes that Diogo Dalot, a player Mourinho admires from the full-back’s time at FC Porto, could be a cheaper alternative for Roma at €15m.
Erik ten Hag will be one to decide on who United should move on this summer.
Although neither performed well this season, I can’t imagine Wan-Bissaka adapting to Ten Hag’s preferred style of football too smoothly.
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