Roma eyeing Shakhtar’s Junior Moraes, but it’s difficult for January

John Solano

RomaPress – After having expressed their interest for the player in the summer, Roma remain fond of Shakhtar Donetsk attacker Junior Moraes.

The Giallorossi have been monitoring the player for months and would be interested in reuniting him with Paulo Fonseca. However, a potential January transfer for the Brazilian is very difficult.

First, many clubs throughout Europe are interested in Moraes, who has Ukrainian citizenship. Bologna held talks with the player’s agent three weeks ago when he was in Italy, though — the Rossoblu ultimately didn’t formulate an official offer.

For Roma, a potential move for the 32 year-old depends upon the eventual goodbye of Nikola Kalinić. To date, the Croatian hasn’t received an offer to his satisfaction and is inclined to remain in the capital.

Then there is also the issue linked to the passport of Moraes. He currently has citizenship in both Brazil and Ukraine — both non-EU countries. Roma have no non-EU places available so as current, a move for Moraes is impossible.

However, the player’s entourage is confident that should all parties come to an agreement on a move, Moraes would be eligible in two different EU countries to obtain a passport.

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