After 27 days past since the transfer window opened Roma have finally pulled off a signing after previously being linked with a few players Roma pull off a move under the wire in a quick move that happened in a matter of days taking less than 48 hours to agree on a deal. French Midfielder Clement Grenier from Lyon would agree on a deal, the deal consists of a loan with an option to buy. The loan deal has been reportedly worth a 3.5 fee for purchase. The attacking midfielder will join the Giallorossi for the remainder of the season. The Frenchmen arrived at Fiumicino airport with morning as the 26-year old flew to Rome this morning to complete his move to Serie A he was pictured shortly after his arrival holding up a Roma scarf reading “Forza Roma”. He is scheduled to undergo his medical tomorrow morning to officially join the Roman club. The signing could give Roma another dimension offensively to help Roma continuous battle with Juventus for the Scudetto.
Clement Grenier becomes Roma 1st signing of 2017 prior to the quick fire move to sign the Lyon midfielder Roma has been linked to several names this month. To start the window Roma failed to sign PSG’s Jesse Rodriguez on loan after the winger decided he preferred a La Liga move. Roma than went after west ham castoff Sofiane Feghouli to attempt to bring him to Rome but again were unsuccessful to do so after two attempts. Roma than also tried to bring in Chelsea youngster Charly Musonda after it looked like he would be coming on loan to rumors died down it appears he will be staying at Stamford Bridge. Finally after many failed attempts at players they reeled one in. Clement Grenier has been with Olympique Lyonnais since 2009 making 152 appearances scoring 18 goals in all competitions for the Ligue 1 side. Clement spent time in Lyons youth team prior to kicking off his senior career in 2009 he has won 1 French Cup and 1 French Super Cup during his time in Lyon. A lot of his career has been derailed by injures but this gives him a chance to make something more of his career he is still a plyer with a lot of quality. He has represented France at every level he was nearly selected for the French national team in 2014 world cup in Brazil but torn hamstring left him out of the squad. It is a low risk high reward situation for Roma this could be a great signing he could help Roma’s title fight from the start. With Salah still out for at least a few more games Roma are in need of reinforcements. Clement Grenier was an afterthought this season at Olympique Lyonnais he barely made any appearances for the French giants this season he has only make 6 appearances this season all as subs. Roma are set to give him a chance to redeem himself. Roma will be able to use him in many different ways this season he is a versatile player who can on the right as well as the center he has a very skilled left foot. He is a player who likes get up in attacking possession something Roma could use at the moment. They can put him on the wing or they can play him in the center as well. He is a very technical player a terrific dribbler and a skilled free kick taker. It gives Roma an additional option as an attacking player, it is a very good signing he joins a midfield that includes Stephen EL Shaarawy, Diego Perotti, Raja Nainggolan, Kevin Strootman, Bruno Peres and Leonardo Paredes. Roma’s midfield is filled with top quality players this move will make Roma even more dangerous than they are. They could become a real threat to the Juventus in the title race as well as their Europa league campaign especially when Mohamed Salah returns from the African cup of nations. I really think he can rejuvenate his career here much like Steph El Shaarawy did last season while on loan Spalletti gets the very best out of his players he demads the very best from his players. The work ethic and tactics of Spalleti will be a good fit for Grenier. He is reltively young just turning 26 at the beginning of the month very good business by Roma if he truns out to be a stand out star in Rome it would be a huge bargain at 3.5 Million.
A very good signing but Roma aren’t done trying to bring in reinforcements they are currently in negotiations with three other players. Roma have meet with representatives and the agent of another Frenchmen, Sassuolo striker Gregoire Defrel Spalletti is very confienct that the two sides will reach a deal before the end of the winter window several premier league clubs have desired intrest in the player but the striker prefers a Roma move. Roma also have enter negotiations with Bologna midfielder Godfred Donsah and finally last but least Roma are leading the race for in demand Atalanta midfielder 20 year old Fracnk Kessie as they have offered a 25 Million plus two talented youth players to bring him in either this window or the summer. If Roma signs all three players there offence would be unstoppable and Could steal Serie A from Juvnetus.