A.S Roma have wasted no time reloading for The upcoming season. The Italian Giants have already made several key signings. including Talented Brazilian teenage Midfielder Gerson from Fluminense for 16.6 Million and Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson Becker from Internacional for 7.5 Million as well as installing permanent deals for loanees Stephen El Shaarawy, Diego Perotti and Antione Rudiger. Roma make Empoli’s Mario Rui and Inters Juan Jesus the newest Giallorossi signings. Both quality players that have the ability to help right away with Juventus getting stronger every day its important to reload the squad as much as possible.
Mario Rui should help this team in many ways The 25-year-old Portuguese defender has been with Empoli since 2013 making 96 appearances in his three seasons for the Blues he will join Roma on an initial one-year loan, for which the Giallorossi will pay a fee which could rise to €4.5 million. The agreement also will include a performance clause which activated will raise Roma’s fee to €6m if deal is finalized. Deployed as a Left Back he is a very strong player one of the very best defender in Serie A he very versatile defender he an exceptionally strong passer he is terrific at controlling and holding on to the ball which is a very important skill to have in your arsenal he you have mastered this skill chances are you’re a very good player on top of all of that he is very good at intercepting the ball which can stop an offensive attack just like that I brilliant signing an absolute bargain. He is very excited about the move he spoke to on the move
“I’ve joined one of the best clubs in the world so I’m feeling great. The first impressions are very positive. I hope to contribute and help the team to build on the work they did last season.”
-New Defender Mario Rui
Juan Jesus will also be an impactful player for the Gialloressi for this upcoming season Roma nabbed him from Serie A Rivals Inter on Loan with Purchase option 2Million deal the Romans have the obligation to buy the 25 years old with a fee that which will raise the fee 8Million in the conclusion of the season Inter have no intension to bring him back. Juan has been with the Milan Giants Inter Milan since 2012 making 137 appearances and one goal in four seasons for Inter Milan. Juan he a quality versatile player that can play left back and center back but also can do some right back. They can put him in a lot of different scenarios and formations could end up playing a vital role in Roma’s title chase this season. Very much like Rui he is very good at controlling and holding as well as an excellent passer and tackler on the ball he likes play making quick and short tackles. as was Upon his arrival in the capital he had this to say about becoming a Roma Player
“I’m really happy to have joined such a great club and I can’t wait to get started I can promise the fans that I’ll always give my all and never stop running for Roma”
-New Defender Juan Jesus
Roma have every intension of making both of these moves permanent. Upgrading the defense is definitely the right move for Roma with The injury of Antonio Rudiger the German international tore his ACL prior to the euros and at the moment there is no timetable for a return. In addition to that they missed out on securing a permanent move for Lucas Digne’s who opted to join the Catalonians at FC Barcelona rather than making a permeant move to Roma. Roma needs to stack up on high quality defenders it’s very important for them to strengthen their back four as much as they can. Signing Juan Jesus and Mario Rui is a move in the right direction both quality defenders than were relativity cheap investments. They aren’t stopping here either they are looking to add several more pieces before the transfer window shuts keeping some of the current ones could also go along way Greece international Kostas Manolas has been linked to several clubs in England but Roma Team president has insisted that he will not sell the 25-year-old keeping him and playing the new additions together could cause for a very dangerous back line but they want to continue to upgrade. Roma are also considering moves for a pair of Premier League defenders Everton’s Funes Mori and Leicester City’s Danny Simpson it’s unclear if it will happen the move would strengthen the defense even more the three would play wonderfully together. Roma have more fans beyond that though as they are looking to add weapons on the offence as well with the sale of Traitor Miralem Pjanić to Serie A Heated Rivals Juventus. Pjanic’s departure leaves a gab in the Roma midfield the Bosnian led Serie A in assists in the last two seasons. He also scored 30 goals in 5 seasons in Rome he is a very creative midfielder that has the ability to score and facilitate so as you can Imagine those are some big shoes to fill big shoes to fill. However Fortunately for Roma Belgium international Radja Nainggolan Rejected move to Premier League side Chelsea earlier this summer keeping one of the best players in Serie A was hugely important for Roma’s title chase last season and will continue to help the team this year as well. Could be the player to take over his role. In addition to the two defenders officially signing Roma and Bologna have agreed to a deal regarding 19-year-old Guinean Defensive Midfielder Amadou Diawara after agreeing on a 15Million agreement. Becoming the Gialloressi 7th signing of the summer. He joined Bologna in 2015 making 34 appearances for them a year ago the 19-year-old forced a move away after he refused preseason training for Bologna several teams took an interest in the wonder kid Napoli Inter Lazio were all interested but in the end Roma won the race for the talented midfielder. He could be a really big signing for the romans could get big minutes down the starch this season with the departure of Pjanic to Juve I believe he will get the chance to prove himself this season under Spalletti. Equally assured whether breaking up opposition attacks or distributing the ball, Diawara plays in front of the defensive line with assurance and calm well beyond his years. He can make short and long passes, and dictate the tempo of the game. He could improve with shooting from distance but time is certainly on his side. He reminds me of a young Yaya Toure he’s already proven he can adapt to Serie A and he will only continue to improve at Roma an extremely talented kid the sky is limit for him only time will tell what his capability is. Roma are also keeping tabs on PSV Prodigy, Leandro Fernandes the 16-year-old could be the next Giallorossi signing. Roma is far from done with the young guys they are continuing to bring in it makes Roma a dark horse to challenge Juve for the title we know how good Juve are but they aren’t unstoppable its longtime Roma player Francesco Totti last season of his glorious career he deserves a title before his career ends Roma will not lie down they will fight to the very end. These signings are the start of making that happen.