The club of Trigoria is chasing several profiles this summer but Petrachi wants to finalize a couple of deals soon. Roma needs two new centre-backs.
The transfer market session is still very long and Gianluca Petrachi is totally focused on the club’s next targets. The Italian sporting director knows Fonseca needs solid defenders, especially after Kostas Manolas‘ departure. In Spinazzola‘s first press conference as a Roma player, the executive of the Lupi was asked about transfer market negotiations and stated:
“With Manolas and Marcano leaving, we need to sign two centre-backs for the coach. We know what we are looking for and hopefully, we will be able to make some announcements soon.”
Petrachi is probably talking about Mancini and Alderweireld albeit he clearly stated, “I don’t think is right to talk about individual situations. I’d rather not talk about individuals, only areas of the pitch in general.”
When asked more information about the players under the Roma radar, Petrachi confirmed that “if we play with four defenders, we need four or five centre-backs.” Only Fazio and Jesus are available for that role. The Italian sporting director unveiled that the coach is also trying to play Kolarov there, “but it is not his natural position.”
Paulo Fonseca is currently assessing the adaptability of his players. The Portuguese man will decide which men will be useful to best interpret his tactical thinking. If certain players will not fit with his ideas, the club will try to trade them out as soon as possible.