Following Spinazzola’s Achilles tear, Roma will be forced to look for temporary alternatives at the wingback position. Considering that the only present option on the left flank is 19-year-old Riccardo Calafiori, the club is already on the look-out for reinforcements.
According to Gianluca Di Marzio of Sky Sport, the first candidate for the job may happen to be Federico Dimarco. The 24-year-old Inter fullback spent the last two seasons at Hellas Verona and was one of Juric’s protagonists. In his most recent campaign, Dimarco scored 5 goals and finished with 3 assists in 34 Serie A appearances.
The player does not seem to fit into Inter’s plans and may be available for a move with a price-tag of around €10 million. It remains to be seen whether Roma would be willing to insert a counterpart into the deal or accept a loan with obligation to buy depending on the number of appearances.
The other candidate is Dutch international Mitchell Dijks of Bologna. Right now, the 28-year-old is Roma’s secondary option. Despite potentially bringing in a replacement for the injured Spinazzola, earlier today Mourinho personally contacted the player emphasizing the club’s willingness to include him at the center of the project once he’s fully recovered.