RomaPress – Roma General Director, Tiago Pinto, has been hard at work on the team’s transfer market since landing in the Italian capital earlier this week. Despite still testing positive for COVID, the Portuguese executive continues to field calls and hold discussions as he looks to satisfy Paulo Fonseca’s request for this month: a new right back and a new attacker.
To date, the Giallorossi have identified two primary objectives for the right back role: FC Dallas’ Bryan Reynolds and Gonzalo Montiel of River Plate.
The Giallorossi have been engaged in talks for the 19 year-old Reynolds since late-November, however, very little progress has been made in the negotiations.
Roma Vice President, Ryan Friedkin, met with representatives from Dallas and MLS on Christmas Eve when he returned to America for the holiday but the parties were unable to reach an agreement. Until yesterday, there was no additional contact between the parties as Friedkin opted to wait for Pinto to arrive from Benfica.
The 36 year-old, who now oversees all of the sporting-related matters at the club, initiated contact yesterday for the American and also spoke to the player’s representatives this afternoon.
Once again, though, the Giallorossi were unable to make a breakthrough in their contractual offer to the youngster, who is now waiting to see if Juventus or Brugge, who nearly finalised a deal before the New Year, will relaunch their attempts for him.