The giallorossi do not want to lose their defender next summer but his release clause is there like clouds laden with water in the summer. Manolas’ future is in doubt but Roma want him to stay.
The Greek defender could be living his last season in the Italian capital. Konstantinos Manolas is not just a defender. He is the best performer for the Lupi, a player of pure reliability. He joined Roma on August 25, 2014, when Walter Sabatini paid a €13 million fee to Olympiakos. Since then, the Greece international demonstrated his undisputed qualities.
Nowadays, the situation is a little different. While Roma are desperately chasing a qualification to the next edition of the Champions League, Manolas is thinking about his future. Although he recently stated that he and his family are happy in the eternal city, the harsh law of football could make him change his mind.
The main issue is his release clause. Football powerhouses could comfortably pay the €36m included in his contract. Monchi knows that and he is reportedly working to increase that value to €50 million. Several clubs are monitoring the situation at this time. Manchester United and Bayern Munich could be interested. But Juventus are always there, ready to collect the best players of their domestic rivals.
Everyone is interested in Manolas. A player with 88% of accurate passes and 75% of tackles won per game. He is a precious piece of the Roma puzzle but a missing piece can compromise the beauty of the painting sometimes.
Konstantinos Manolas | Serie A | Stats | 2018-19
- Total played: 19
- Minutes per game: 85
- Goals: 1
- Accurate passes per game: 36.6 (88%)
- Tackles won per game: 0.9 (75%)
- Clearances per game: 3.9
- Duels won: 4.4 (62%)
(Stats by SofaScore)