Pinto looking to sell William Bianda to Montpellier

Andy Mattioli

One of the many players whose future at Roma is marked is that of William Bianda. The 21-year-old center-back was brought in by former sporting director Monchi in the summer of 2018 from French side Lens for 6 million euros + 5 million in bonuses. Unfortunately, the defender failed to impress on a multitude of stages ranging from the first team (zero appearances) to the Primavera (where he cost De Rossi’s team a number of points) and finally to SV Zulte Waregem. His time in the Belgian Pro League did not go as planned: only seven appearances in total, with the last one being in mid-December.

Thus, it is now up to Pinto to try and off-load the player (among many others). According to La Gazzetta Dello Sport, a potential suitor, this time around, could be Montpellier. The French side is in the process of rebuilding its defense and may want to focus on bringing in younger players like Bianda. Presently, the club from Ligue 1 is considering two options for the Roma defender: either a dry loan or a free buy-out with a percentage on a future sale for Roma.

Bianda still has two years left on his contract with the Roman club and is marked at 2.5 million on the balance sheet. In other words, it will be a challenge for General Manager Tiago Pinto to find a suitable solution for both club and player.

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