Contact between Mourinho and Zeki Çelik

Andy Mattioli

As Roma continue to work to finalize an agreement with Lille, more behind the scenes information indicates Jose Mourinho’s major role in the effort of bringing Zeki Çelik to the Italian capital.

According to Sky Sport, Mourinho personally called Çelik and spoke to him at length about the club’s project and his potential contribution.

This phone call may have helped convince the Turkish fullback to embrace Roma’s proposal: the player had received several offers from other European clubs.

In the end, Çelik’s willingness to work with the Special One may further help seal the deal between Roma and Lille.