Monchi is quickly shaping the team as he likes but the Spaniard will have to deal with the imponderable.
Roma is the most active club in the current transfer window. The Spaniard has already sealed several deals bringing top talent into the Italian capital. However, the sports director may have to deal with the unexpected consequences of a few releasing clauses included in the contracts of some players.
The news that Chelsea would be ready to welcome defender Kostas Manolas in London leaves the Roma fans upset. The Greek player could be purchased by paying € 38 million triggering an extremely affordable release clause for the European football superpowers.
Roma is, therefore, forced to plan a new revolution. The imminent departure of Radja Nainggolan and Bruno Peres, the fierce attack of Real Madrid for Alisson Becker, and the possible/probable departure of the Greek defender would complicate the work of the Spanish sports director.
Roma’s strategy to include release clauses seems to show that the club is always available for exasperated trading.
“All the players are tradable,” Monchi said in one of his first interviews in Rome “the most important thing is how you replace them.”
An acceptable but very dangerous concept. The eventual exit of the Brazilian goalkeeper and the gifted Greek defender would crack the solid Roma’s foundations. If Radja Nainggolan’s departure will be sadly absorbed by the fans, other heavy sales could leave the Roma supporters in shock.