Reportedly, the Swiss player would be really close to a move to the Italian capital. Mourinho wants a midfielder for his Roma and Pinto targeted Zakaria.
Roma’s sporting director Tiago Pinto seems to be ready to close another important deal for his club. Reportedly, Denis Zakaria would be happy to join the Lupi. The German side Gladbach seems to have accepted the offer of the Giallorossi (€20 million).
Is Zakaria what Mourinho needs for Roma?
In my opinion, the 24-year-old resembles the former Manchester City star Yaya Touré. Zakaria has great physicality and the ability to manage the ball in front of the defense line. Although he is very tall, he’s quick and technical.
In his previous professional experiences, José Mourinho always preferred solid midfielders to shield the backline. Denis Zakaria seems to be the right target for the Lupi also due to his experience in the Bundesliga (32 appearances, 1 goal, and 1 assist in the 2020/21 season).
If Roma will seal this deal, Mourinho could have a great new option in the midfield and Pinto would have made more magic in the current transfer window.