If Roma are true to their word, or least live up to the reported rumors, then this could be a jam packed week, as Monchi will reportedly unveil four new signings this week. The first of which appears to be Roma’s new right back, 22-year-old Rick Karsdorp, formerly of Feyenoord, who has landed in Rome and reported to Villa Stuart for his medical examination, and given Roma’s recent record with defenders, let’s hope they take a second look at those ACLs. GALLERY Dutch full-back Rick Karsdorp has arrived in Rome... While the final figures remain a source of debate—some say €15 million, while others are as high as €17 million—in Karsdorp, Roma has signed their sixth right back of the American administration...hey, one for every manager!
We’ll take a break from the maelstrom of transfer rumors for a minute—which, in case you’re not aware, aren’t good as the potential moves of Kostas Manolas and Lorenzo Pellegrini are now delayed—to focus on a less divisive issue, new clothes! I get so caught up in all the kit leaks and official releases that I sometimes forget how absurd this process really is, can you imagine if American teams pulled this shit, changing uniforms every year in a blatant attempt to swindle their fans for money? People would riot. Yet here we are, and much like the folks at EA Sports have to make minor tweaks to their FIFA franchise every year to lure you in, the world’s football clubs make minor paradigm shifts
Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan has indicated that he could be considering his future in a post on Instagram. Gazzetta dello Sport reported that Nainggolan is a summer target for Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho, with a €45 million bid a possibility, and he has also been linked with Chelsea. The Belgium international wrote: 'Thinking about what to do??' His contract expires in 2020 and Roma are reported to have offered him a new deal worth €4 million per season -- lower than what he could expect to earn at United. Nainggolan has nevertheless spoken of a desire to remain in the Italian capital, and Il Corriere dello Sport reported that he was on the verge of signing a new deal. Ben Gladwell