Roma are eyeing contract renewals for several players in the coming months as they look to keep the foundation of Paulo Fonseca’s team intact.
La Gazzetta dello Sport reports that the Giallorossi and General Director, Tiago Pinto, have made a new deal for midfielder Jordan Veretout among their top priorities.
The Frenchman has become, arguably, the most fundamental piece for Fonseca and has been the most utilised player for the Portuguese tactician since they both arrived in the summer of 2019. Even though his contract doesn’t expire until 2024, Roma are working to extend Veretout by one year in order to ward off interest from potential suitors, including Napoli.
A new contract for fellow midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini is also at the top of the club’s list while youngsters Gonzalo Villar and Roger Ibañez will also be handed improved contracts.
Meanwhile, Bruno Peres, Juan Jesus, and Antonio Mirante, whose contracts expire at the end of the season, are unlikely to remain at Roma beyond this season. The Brazilian duo don’t feature in the future plans of the club while a renewal for the Italian shot-stopper is extremely difficult given his inconsistent performances this season.