Mourinho to give Wijnaldum first Roma start

Andy Mattioli

Georginio Wijnaldum is set to make his first start for Roma since joining the capital club in the summer on loan from Paris Saint-Germain.

The Dutch midfielder – who was forced to skip a large portion of the season due to a fractured leg suffered in training – will make his first starting appearance in the upcoming Serie A affair with Cremonese.

According to Corriere dello Sport, Wijnaldum has convinced Mourinho in training and in his recent appearances in the final minutes of Serie A games with Lecce and Hellas, as well as the Europa League legs with Salzburg.

Wijnaldum will thus finally have a chance to make the desired impact on Mourinho’s formation, slotting in for either Nemanja Matic or Bryan Cristante.