Roma-Tottenham…A possible maxi swap!

This morning Walter Sabatini and Mauro Baldissoni left for London in order to find the perfect player to replace Mehdi Benatia who seems to be really close to Bayer Munich. However, London makes us think about Tottenham and Franco Baldini.

Yes, because if Sabatini and Baldissoni are going there is because something is happening soon. Roma are forced to find a new important defender and Chiriches is a player that Sabatini was trying to pursue last year. The Romanian defender didn’t play well last season and the actual coach of Tottenham sent him to the stands in the first match of the Premier League. 

Attention please…because Roma are not only looking forward to the market of defenders but also to the strikers. A few days ago we reported about another Sabatini’s dream…Erik Lamela. The Argentine player is seriously intentioned to “escape” from England because probably he understood that the British way of playing soccer is not perfect for him. Lamela is another topic of discussion between Sabatini-Baldissoni and Baldini as well as Mattia Destro’s situation. 

At this stage there are various possible scenario…let’s check what could happen very soon.

  1. Sabatini could pursue Chiriches and Basa (Lille’s defender) by partially reinvesting the incoming profits of Benatia’s deal.
  2. Sabatini could also swap Erik Lamela with Mattia Destro. We must remember that Lamela was payed 35 million euro last year and Destro is worth around 25. However, Lamela’s bad performances decreased his price-tag so this deal could be fair.
  3. If the swap listed before becomes real Sabatini could also re-think about Samuel Eto’o. At that stage Francesco Totti would be the only player able to play as center-attack so the Cameroonian could be the best solution to cover that position.
  4. In order to keep AS Roma’s accounts in perfect order Sabatini could also sell Adem Ljajic to Atletico Madrid for 15-18 million euro (as agreed 20% of the profit goes to Fiorentina).

In light of that said above…Roma would sell Benatia, Destro and Ljajic and would pursue Chiriches, Basa, Lamela and Eto’o.

What you guys think about these possible negotiations?

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About Stefano Bernardini 2178 Articles
A Roman in New York achieving his dreams. Persistence can make extraordinary things happen. Coordinator of Calcio e Finanza (ENG) / Editor of AS ROMA 360. Reporting on @NYCFC @NewYorkRedBulls @NYCosmos @MLS

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