Interviews

Claudio Ranieri praises Roma’s transfer business

Andy Mattioli
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Former Roma manager Claudio Ranieri had high praise for the Giallorossi’s business in this year’s transfer window, claiming that the capital club demonstrated ambition and determination in realizing their goals for the new season.

“Roma did well to decide to go mostly after free agents. There are financial constraints one must take into account and you can’t run any risks,” he told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

“That’s great business. Think about it, by only spending €7 million on Celik, Tiago Pinto was able to bring in a handful of great players to the capital.”

“It’s a shame that Wijnaldum went down with an injury, but now Camara’s on his way. Then you have Belotti, the typical player that fans will love.”

When asked to clarify, Ranieri replied, “Because of how he runs after the ball, how he puts pressure on the opponent, how he fights for the ball. That’s what people want to see from their players.”

Ranieri concluded the interview by praising the Friedkins, “I like them. They’re the kind of owners I like because they act in silence.”

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