Daniele De Rossi on what Roma need for next season: “We need pace, players like Gervinho.”

Andy Mattioli

Roma boss Daniele De Rossi was asked about the club’s possible transfer targets will be this coming summer.

In his post-match press conference at full-time of Roma 1-0 Genoa, De Rossi did not give a precise answer as to what players the Giallorossi will be targeting in the offseason, but hinted at a primary need for pace.

“I can’t list you the names of the players I want,” said De Rossi. “I spend 12 hours a day at Trigoria with my staff, analyzing footage. Soon the club will welcome a new sporting director who knows his trade and knows players around the world.”

“When I spoke to the club we agreed to having a similar vision for what the team needs. I don’t think we’re bad one-on-one but we do lack pace. We need fast players, but I don’t want to give out a precise identikit.”

“We have few players like Gervinho, for example. But every now and then it helps, as Leverkusen did with us with Frimpong.”

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