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Post by McLewis on Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:38 am

Santon inserted into the Nainggolan deal, which looks to be what will make it happen.

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Post by McLewis on Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:02 am

Updated with today's news.

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Post by McLewis on Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:04 am

Santon is here




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Post by McLewis on Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:40 pm

El Flaco has arrived.


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Post by McLewis on Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:47 pm

LOL so cringe. Those poor guys.

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Post by McLewis on Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:58 pm

Di Marzio reporting that we're in for Hector Herrera, who will not be staying at Porto.

Calciomercato.com reporting that Hakim Ziyech has re-entered the picture. We've offered 30m to Ajax for him and a 2.5m/year contract. Both were accepted and Ajax have signed Dusan Tadic as his replacement, fueling speculation that he's coming to Rome.

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Post by iftikhar on Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:27 am

@McLewis, how do you evaluate the signing of Pastore and Santon? Both

1. Haven't been regular in last couple of season
2. Had widespread injury/fitness issues
3. Withing touching distance of 30
4. Would be key components of Roma squad
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Re: Roma re-constructing another overachieving team

Post by McLewis on Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:11 pm

I like them both quite a bit. They're redemption stories and Roma are becoming specialists in that department.

EDF seems to be returning to a 4-3-3 so Pastore will likely be competing with Coric and Cristante as one of 2 CMs (the other probably is Strootman) in front of a DM (De Rossi). I expect a fair amount of tinkering and rotation to determine who is the best fit for each role. It's wide open honestly. I like Pastore's chances though as he has more experience then any of the other midfielders we've bought.

As for Santon, I like this deal even more. People laugh at it, and for good reason, but if he stays fit and plays well, we might actually have a decent backup for Kolarov, who is a lock to retain his spot as LB, but I wouldn't be surprise if we start to see some chinks in his armor this season. Dude was a straight up tank last season and held that position all by himself. He needs a reliable backup. Santon will also need to be on the look out for young Luca Pellegrini who is coming back from an ACL tear and will be looking to make an impression. The kid is repped by Mino Raiola after all.

So in all, I think both of these guys can contribute. I'm not concerned with their age nor am I concerned with how they fared last season. It's injury/fitness that will decide how much they contribute more than anything else. They're Roma players now so they'll get the benefit of the doubt from me.

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Post by iftikhar on Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:30 pm

They're Roma players now so they'll get the benefit of the doubt from me.
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Re: Roma re-constructing another overachieving team

Post by McLewis Today at 5:26 am

So with Alisson out, this presents us with a few GK options going into the season considering we're probably going to sign one of Areola, Olsen or Schmeichel.

- Sign Areola on loan (since he doesn't want a permanent move) and kick this can down the road until next summer. Who knows? Maybe Rome will grow on him and we can make it permanent. I think he's unanimously the preferred option as he's seen as a proper replacement to Alisson. Just appears that he doesn't see himself in quite the same way.

- Sign Olsen or Schmeichel. Olsen resembled a brick wall in the WC so he'd be my pick out of the 2, but Schmeichel also had a fine WC and, having already won a league title, is just as intriguing though this would also mean his wages and/or transfer fee will be higher by virtue of the league he plays in.

- Stick with Mirante as our starter this season. We won a scudetto with Francesco Antonioli after all so we know all about doing great things with mediocre keepers. We had one of our finest seasons in recent memory with Morgan De Sanctis in goal and he was closer to 40. Mirante is not the sexy option by any stretch, but he's a safe pair of hands for sure and would cost us nothing more than we've already paid for him.

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As for some of the other news:

It seems the other position Monchi seems intent on strengthening is the wing. The 4 names mooted are: Berardi, Malcolm, Suso and Chiesa

Of those 4, I'd say Berardi is probably the most straightforward to get.

Malcolm may be keen given Everton aren't exactly in the best place right now and he has doubts about that move as well as factoring in that Inter are hesitating on pulling the trigger to buy him.

Milan are hard up for money so Suso, once considered very difficult to get, is now instantly more attainable.

Hardest of all? Chiesa for sure. Napoli offered 50m plus 2 players and still got turned down. Dalla Valle wants top dollar for the kid and is in no hurry to sell him. This would be a proper saga if we weren't already halfway through the summer.

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