PSG shot stopper Alphonse Areola linked with potential Roma switch

RomaPress Staff

Incoming Roma manager José Mourinho wants to reinforce his team in several areas this summer, including goalkeeper.

The Giallorossi are looking to find a reliable goalkeeper after years of inconsistency from the likes of Robin Olsen, Antonio Mirante, and Pau Lopez.

According to today’s edition of Corriere dello Sport, one player who has emerged as a potential option for the shot-stopper role is PSG’s Alphonse Areola.

The Frenchman spent this past season on loan at Fulham and was impressive with the London-based side, winning the club’s Player of the Season award.

Reportedly, Areola’s agent, Mino Raiola, has already discussed the goalkeeper with Roma executive Tiago Pinto. The goalkeeping situation at PSG remains unchanged and there’s still no opportunity for Areola to reclaim his place with his boyhood club.

Roma could look to take advantage of the situation and offer the 28 year-old the chance to move to the Italian capital to play under Mourinho.

PSG are asking only €10 million for the Frenchman, who earns €4.5 million (net) per season. While his salary is high, it’s still a sustainable amount because the Giallorossi could utilise Italy’s ‘growth decree’.