The club of Trigoria needs to reshape its roster this summer. Many players are over-30 and the new sporting director will have to find the right replacements to maintain a high level of quality.
Although Roma are still chasing an available spot to qualify for the next edition of the Champions League, it seems to be more possible to get a ticket for the Europa League. Inter and Milan are ahead and also the city rivals Lazio could overtake the Lupi if they will win the match against Udinese.
The situation at Trigoria is tough and the Roma executives are already planning moves for the next campaign. But the roster of the giallorossi must be wisely rebuilt to restore a level of quality appropriate to the ambitions of their president and fans.
The first step seems to be to trade the over 30s out. 9 players have entered the final phase of their professional career and albeit their experience could be useful, their physical performance may be declining.
- Antonio Mirante (35)
- Federico Fazio (32)
- Ivan Marcano (31)
- Aleksandar Kolarov (33)
- Steven NZonzi (30)
- Daniele De Rossi (35)
- Diego Perotti (30)
- Edin Dzeko (33)
- Javier Pastore (30 on June 20th)
Most of these players have been very disappointing this campaign and albeit Mirante is a goalkeeper who sat on the bench for almost the entire season, many others have often been starters with Eusebio Di Francesco.
Nobody knows who will be in charge of the Roma summer overhaul at this time. Frederic Massara is the current director of football of the Lupi after the sudden but predictable Monchi‘s departure. But the Italian executive could be of support to the new director who will land to the capital.
Walter Sabatini is still an option that many fans would be happy to welcome again, but rumors from the Bel Paese are linking Torino‘s Petrachi and Sampdoria‘s Osti to Roma.
One thing is certain though, the roster of the giallorossi need to be refreshed and rejuvenated as soon as possible.