The Brazilian trequartista may be involved in a swap deal between Roma and Everton. The British side wants Olsen while Fonseca needs an offensive player.
Roma coach Paulo Fonseca has been waiting for the January transfer market to check the feasibility of purchasing another offensive player to strengthen his roster.
I’m talking with Tiago [Pinto, the new General Director of the Giallorossi]. He knows what kind of players we need to strengthen the team.Paulo Fonseca had said ahead of Crotone v Roma
Reportedly, El Shaarawy and Bernard are two real targets of Roma. But rumors are also mentioning the possibility of a swap deal between the Lupi and Everton, the coach of the British side Carlo Ancelotti seems to be interested in signing Robin Olsen on a permanent basis.
The current feeling is that if both clubs can put in place a win-win deal, the Portuguese coach may have the Brazilian player in his roster soon. Fonseca had already coached Bernard at Shakhtar Donetsk. He knows what the 28-year-old from Belo Horizonte can add to his team.
Bernard’s speed, technique, and dribbling skills can definitely provide further unpredictability and fantasy to the already strong offensive sector of the Giallorossi.
BERNARD | Stats | Everton
- Match played: 9
- Goals: 2
- Assists: 1
- Minutes played: 485′
(Stats by Transfermarkt)
Although he didn’t have much playing time in the current campaign (485′ minutes), the player might find an experience in the Eternal City stimulating and interesting, the perfect opportunity to show his attacking skills right behind Edin Dzeko and with a coach who knows how to get him back to his usual level of excellence.
He can interchangeably start from the left flank (his favorite side) or from the right. Bernard has the ability to dribble the opponents putting his side in numerical superiority. He might also help Fonseca’s side with the free-kicks.
Stephan El Shaarawy, instead, may be an easier deal. The player seems to be ready to return to European football. Certainly, the Italian capital would be an appreciated destination (he was very close to the Lupi last summer) and he also played in Serie A for a long time. The Italian winger would be another great choice for Roma.