During yesterday’s press conference Walter Sabatini spoke about many things but, moreover, he unveiled a new strategy that AS Roma are implementing on the transfer market. I’m talking about a sort of diplomatic strategy in order to complete the acquisition of a targeted player but without putting the club in stark contrast with the big European clubs.
Sabatini was asked about Rabiot’s negotiation and this is what he stated:
“We really like Rabiot’s skills. He is an extraordinary player. This is a player that we follow and we are negotiating also because we don’t want to buy him exploiting the end of his contract. We don’t want to make this kind of acquisition because we believe that it could not be strategic for us. You guys should remember what we did with Sanabria. We found an agreement with Barcelona and we pursued the player. We are a great club and we want to proceed in a negotiation with PSG. However, the actual situation is really difficult because you all know that Rabiot’s contract is expiring.”
Sabatini’s statement is pretty clear. AS Roma are working to became one of the best clubs in the world and a great club is also that one that is able to fairly respect other similar clubs. Like in politics it’s not good to have strong contrasts against other super-powers because football is passion but nowadays it is also economics and political balance. AS Roma are improving on this aspect as well. AS Roma are ready to enter the Elite of football!