With less than two weeks remaining in the transfer market, Roma are still determined to finalise exits for those not in manager Josè Mourinho’s plans this season.
Included in that list is French midfielder Steven Nzonzi. The 32 year-old spent the previous two seasons on loan at Galatasaray and Rennes after former boss Paulo Fonseca determined he wasn’t suitable for his tactical scheme.
After a brief stint in Turkey, the veteran moved to Ligue 1 and rediscovered his form with Rennes, who had the option to make his loan move permanent.
To much surprise, the French side decided against exercising their option to buy, resulting in Nzonzi’s return to the Italian capital.
The Giallorossi are eager to get the midfielder and his huge wages off their books as soon as possible. But Il Tempo reports that his exit may come down to the wire after his father, who also serves as his agent, rejected multiple proposals from various clubs in recent weeks.
Roma will continue to work on Nzonzi’s exit, but they will have to work quickly as the close of the transfer window draws nearer.