Walter Sabatini is seriously looking forward to a new striker. Rumors coming from Germany are stating that Wolfsburg increased their bid for Mattia Destro as well as the salary for the Italian striker. The actual bid is 25 million euro and the player should be satisfied with 3.5 million euro per season.
Undoubtedly, this is a very serious bid for a player that is not really loved from most of the Roman supporters. At this stage, Walter Sabatini, AS Roma’s sporting director, is seriously evaluating what to do. Sabatini could push Mattia Destro to Wolfsburg and replace him with the experienced Samuel Eto’o in order to get back part of the incurred expenditure. However, this solution could be a bit risky because, if this double negotiation would come true, Roma will begin the season with only two strikers and both of them well beyond the age of 30.
The other option that Sabatini is evaluating is to sell Destro and then try to launch a final attack to Mauro Icardi. Obviously, this negation would mean that Roma would close their balance with 40 million euro deficit but it is something that Pallotta & Co. could pay off in the next transfer market window also in order to cope with the financial fair play. Icardi could be a possible negotiation because recent rumors are stating that Mazzarri, Inter’s coach, would like to have a striker with different skills, a player that could better integrate with Daniel Osvaldo. Inter evaluate their Argentine striker 30 million euro and, by selling Mattia Destro to Wolfsburg, Roma could afford that enormous amount.
These are the actual scenarios and the fact that Roma are still keeping their last non-EU spot still free let us think that Sabatini could proceed on this road.