The Spanish defender will be traded out. Marcano did not impress Di Francesco so far.
Only 67 minutes played since the beginning of the season. Ivan Marcano is still a Roma player albeit he seems to be already far away from the Italian capital.
When a player is not performing as expected, a coach can decide to sit him on the bench leaving him there for good. But Marcano’s experience at Roma is different.
The 31-year-old center-back played 4 matches this season, 3 as a starter. In those matches, the Spaniard has not performed that bad. But Eusebio Di Francesco thinks differently and after the bloody home defeat against SPAL, the Italian coach completely forgot his defender.
Ivan Marcano’s ratings against AC Milan, Bologna, Frosinone, and SPAL (6.9, 7.2, 6.8, and 6.9) were not negative, though. Even in the last match he played at the Stadio Olimpico against Semplici‘s men, the defender made 3 clearances, 5 interceptions, 1 tackle won, 10 duels won out of 16, and a passing accuracy of 60%.
These numbers testify that Marcano is probably paying for the terrible beginning of the season of the Lupi more than for his inadequacy on the field.
If another team will be interested in purchasing the Roma defender, Monchi will trade him out for a profit. Ivan Marcano had joined Roma last summer as a free agent so the giallorossi will be able to turn a negative deal into a positive one.