One of the top priorities for Roma and newly appointed manager José Mourinho is to acquire an important goalkeeping reinforcement this summer.
Ever since the departure of Alisson to Liverpool in the summer of 2018, Roma have struggled to find a consistent presence between the posts. The trio of Robin Olsen, Antonio Mirante, and Pau Lopez were given opportunities to replace the Brazilian international when he was sold for big money by Roma’s previous ownership.
However, all three proved too error prone and inconsistent — which is why “The Special One” is keen to splash for a big name when the transfer market reopens this summer.
In fact, Corriere dello Sport reports that Roma could bring two new goalkeepers to the club in the upcoming months. Reportedly, the Giallorossi would like to acquire both an experienced shot-stopper over the age of 30 and younger goalkeeper, who could be the club’s long-term solution.
Some of the veteran players that are being evaluated as Wolverhampton’s Rui Patricio and Borussia Mönchengladbach’s Yann Sommer.
As for the club’s potential new, long-term goalkeeper, Tiago Pinto, Roma’s General Director, is eyeing Udinese’s Juan Musso and Atalanta’s Pierluigi Gollini. However, a new option has emerged in recent days: Lille’s Mike Maignan.
The 25 year-old joined the soon-to-be champions from PSG in 2015 for only €1 million and has impressed during his tenure at the club. Lille, though, could be forced to cash in on Maignan due his contractual situation.
The Frenchman’s contract expires next summer in June 2022 and the Ligue 1 outfit have no intention of losing him for free.
Reportedly, Lille have slapped a €25 million on the goalkeeper, who has already drawn interest from a number of clubs, including Milan. The Rossoneri are eyeing the Frenchman as their new number one should they lose Gianluigi Donnarumma.