The Giallorossi would have needed a new right-back but something has changed lately. Roma still wants to sign Smalling while Karsdorp and Peres cover the right flank.
Paulo Fonseca is in charge of managing a competitive roster but the next move of the Giallorossi on the transfer market will tell us much more about the tactical approach Roma will play next season.
Marash Kumbulla joined the Lupi a couple of days ago, but the management of the Giallorossi has been involved in many negotiations which could lead to different scenarios.
Reportedly, Roma is still interested in Chris Smalling. The British defender seems to be waiting for the day his agents tell him to pack his bags for his definitive relocation to the Italian capital.
If Roma will move forward for Smalling, Fonseca would have six centre-back in the roster (Kumbulla, Mancini, Ibanez, Smalling, Fazio, Juan Jesus). Although the Spaniard and the Brazilian may be traded out before the end of the current transfer window, this group of defenders could mean that the Portuguese coach will play 3-5-2.
Something different could happen if Karsdorp will be traded out at the very last minute. Reportedly, the Dutch right-back talked to the management of the club and now he wants to stay in the Eternal City to show his quality. If instead, he moves away from Rome, the acquisition of a defensive right-back would mean that Fonseca could return to his favorite tactical scheme, the 4-2-3-1 with Spinazzola on the left flank.