The relationship between the player and Roma is as cold as the Siberian winter. Yesterday Benatia went to Trigoria and his face to face with Garcia did not trigger positive outcomes. At this stage the situation seems to be very intricate.
Benatia wants to leave and his mind seems to be already projected to a new experience with Manchester City. However, Sabatini could push the player to accept the German destination because he could open up new market scenarios. Roma’s sporting director is firmly convinced that Xherdan Shaqiri could be the perfect player for Rudi Garcia. The price of the young Swiss striker is around € 20 million, however, Shaqiri could enter into Benatia’s negotiation.
Roma would like to sell the strong Moroccan defender for around € 35 million cash, however, Sabatini could also accept € 13-15 million plus Shaqiri. The great defenders are rare and Sabatini knows this. For this reason he is trying to get the most out of this negotiation.
This is a preliminary stage, but the recent Roma’s interest for Xherdan Shaqiri could lead to the realization of the just mentioned scenario.