Rick Karsdorp’s tenure at Roma could be coming to an end, according to calciomercato.com. The Dutchman, who arrived from Feyenoord for €14 million plus €5 million in bonuses, could depart the club as early as January. Reportedly, the trouble between the player and the club started during the match against Milan when Eusebio Di Francesco opted to use a 3-4-1-2 formation. Karsdorp did not perform well, as did the entire team, and a spat with Di Francesco broke out in the dressing room following the 2-1 loss regarding his role. In response, Di Francesco sent the Dutchman to the stands for the Champions League clash against Real Madrid, which led to another quarrel between the pair. The relationship between the Roma boss and Karsdorp has essentially been compromised: even during training the pair find it difficult to get on well, as Di Francesco has taken issue with his attitude.
For this reason, Mino Raiola, the agent of the player (as well as Justin Kluivert and Luca Pellegrini), was at Trigoria yesterday to discuss the player’s future. A return to the Netherlands is very likely and it’s possible that Karsdorp could even return to Feyenoord in January.