The transfer window in Italy officially closed yesterday evening at 20.00 CET – marking an end to the abnormal and atypical period that clubs throughout Europe experienced due to the COVID-19 crisis.
It was an especially particular transfer market period for Roma as they bid farewell to former President James Pallotta, who sold the club to Dan and Ryan Friedkin of The Friedkin Group – a deal that was made official on the 17th of August.
The father-son duo, who were officially confirmed last week by the club’s Board of Directors as the new President and Vice President of Roma, did not appoint a Sporting Director upon their arrival and entrusted all transfer market activity to Roma CEO Guido Fienga and fellow executive Morgan De Sanctis.
Given his lack of knowledge and familiarity of the transfer market, Fienga appointed two prominent Italian agents (Gabriele Giuffrida and Paolo Busardò) to assist him in several outgoing and incoming operations, all of which are below.
Pedro – Free transfer (from Chelsea)
Henrikh Mkhitaryan – Free transfer (from Arsenal)
Marash Kumbulla – A two-year loan for €2 million with an obligation to buy for €13.5 million plus €3.5 million in bonuses (from Hellas Verona)
Borja Mayoral – A two-year loan for €2 million with an option to buy in June 2021 for €15 million and in June 2022 for €20 million (from Real Madrid)
Chris Smalling – A permanent transfer for €15 million (from Manchester United)
Cengiz Ünder – A loan with an option to buy (to Leicester City)
Diego Perotti – A free transfer (to Fenerbahçe)
Aleksandar Kolarov – A permanent transfer for €1.5 million plus €500,000 in bonuses (to Inter)
Patrik Schick – A permanent transfer for €26.5 million plus 10% of the profit in the case of any future transfer (to Bayer Leverkusen)
Justin Kluivert – A dry loan deal (to RB Leipzig)
Robin Olsen – A dry loan deal (to Everton)
Daniel Fuzato – A dry loan deal (to Gil Vicente)
Ante Ćorić– A loan with an option to buy (to VVV Venlo)
Alessio Riccardi – A loan with an option to buy and a counter-option (to Pescara)
Mert Çetin – A loan with an obligation to buy (to Hellas Verona)
William Bianda – A loan with an option to buy (to Zulte Waregem)
Alessandro Florenzi – A loan with an option to buy (to PSG)
Mirko Antonucci – A dry loan deal (to Salernitana)