The Spanish powerhouse has almost signed Arturo Vidal from Bayern Munich. Roma can better negotiate the price of the Frenchman.
One day more or one less can change the outcome of a negotiation. This is the beauty of the transfer market, an exciting period with sudden highs and lows.
In the past few days, we have reported that Roma is chasing Steven N’Zonzi and the interest in the Frenchman is definitely true. But we have also mentioned that Arsenal and Barcelona were monitoring the situation of the world-champion as well. In the past 24 hours, something relevant has happened.
Reportedly, Arsenal’s new coach Unai Emery has denied an interest in N’Zonzi and according to the Italian transfer market guru, Gianluca Di Marzio, Arturo Vidal is in total agreement with Barcelona. The former Juventus man spent a season in Germany and now is ready to fly to Spain for another great professional adventure.
This deal definitely helps Roma. Monchi doesn’t want to pay N’Zonzi’s release clause, €39 million, and Sevilla FC would be willing to trade him out for the right cash. Although reportedly Steven N’Zonzi is asking for a very high salary, the lack of alternatives could change the cards on the table in the Roma favor.
Today, the Roma sporting director stated that the midfielder is not close to the Giallorossi at this time. But his words could be strategic. The Spaniard has now the possibility to pull N’Zonzi’s price down, eventually saving on his salary as well.