Roma launch partnership with Hull City for player development

Andy Mattioli

Roma have reached an agreement with Championship side Hull City.

The two clubs have launched a partnership that will serve to promote transfers and player development between them, informs Tan Kesler on BBC Humberside Sport.

In an interview with Humberside Sport, Kesler – Hull City’s vice president – said, “Tiago Pinto is Roma’s sporting director, and I’ve known him since my days in Portugal. The competition in Italy is fierce, they have to collaborate with other clubs in the league and they are trying, but still they have to compete.”

“The Championship is a league from which you can send players to the Premier League faster, we would like to collaborate from the point of view of players, ideas and philosophy. We did a theoretical handshake due to the relationship we have and the presidents of the two teams, who will meet in the future to finalize it. It will be mainly a football collaboration.”

“We will consider their best players, they will tell us about their best, they have already considered some of ours to bring them to the first team. They have identified some of our players, whose names I won’t mention, just as we did with theirs, but these are negotiations that must make sense, because financial sustainability must also be taken into consideration. Roma players are expensive and so we’ll try to do something¬†reasonable that doesn’t lead them to lose money.”

“No player will arrive before the start of the season, it’s a longer-term discourse than bringing someone in immediately. A friendly in the summer? We’ve talked about it, but their pre-season schedule is very busy because those days will be on tour, but we’ve talked about it and we’re their first option if it’s possible and we’re very excited about that prospect.”

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