Today’s edition of Il Corriere dello Sport has released a few updates on the transfer market of Roma.
Gregory Van der Wiel, barring any last-minute collapse, will join Roma on a free transfer from PSG. The Dutchman has already given his word to Roma and will join the capital club. The Giallorossi are still formalizing the details, but the right-back will likely officially join the club in early-July at the latest as the club will wait for the 2015-2016 budget to close on 30 June. Van der Wiel, who is 28, will sign a 3 year contract worth €2.5 million per season, which is less than what he earned at PSG, however, he is willing to earn less and play more in order to regain a spot in the Dutch national team.
Another who will join Roma is Lazio youngster Moustapha Seck. The ’96 class left-back will leave city rivals Lazio on a free transfer and join Roma: it’s unclear if the player will remain at Roma for the 16/17 season because it’s possible he could be loaned out to a Serie B club.
Meanwhile, the first choice for a central defender remains to be Samuel Umtiti of Lyon. Spanish media are reporting today that the boy will join Barcelona, however, Roma seem willing to make an approach since it appears Antonio Rüdiger will join Chelsea. Croatia media, however, insist the real target of Spalletti is Vedran Corluka of Lokomotiv Moscow. Corluka, 30, has a profile that Roma have already considered in previous years and is a player Spalletti like. Because of his height (1.92m) he remains a threat in the air and is strong on the ball: characteristics Spalletti admires.