Daniel Fuzato appears like to remain at Roma for next season after impressing throughout the previous month.
After appearing only once in his first three years at the club, Fuzato has registered two clean sheets in four league appearances under outgoing manager Paulo Fonseca. It was initially believed that he would leave on loan when transfer reopens this summer, but according to Teleradiostereo, Roma appears to be re-thinking their plans for him.
A meeting took place yesterday between Tiago Pinto, the General Director of Roma, and Fuzato’s agent to discuss his future. Pinto expressed his admiration for Fuzato and his desire for him to stay in the Italian capital. It would be a shocking turn of events for the Brazilian, especially given how slowly his career in Europe started.
Fuzato joined the Giallorossi from Palmeiras in 2018 on a permanent deal, however, he didn’t make his first team debut until August of 2020 against Juventus. In search of more playing time, Fuzato decided to leave Roma last summer and go out on loan, joining Portuguese side Gil Vicente.
But things didn’t go according to plan after he failed to win the first choice goalkeeping role, losing out to compatriot Denis.
Less than five months later, the 23 year-old was back in the Italian capital after his loan spell with Gil Vicente was terminated. Despite his situation appearing bleak, Fuzato asserted that he would work harder than ever to earn his chances at Roma and restart his career in Europe.
Thanks to a mix of injuries and poor performances to Pau Lopez and Antonio Mirante, Fuzato was given a chance to play consistently since late April, performing superbly.