Villar not on the bench for Salernitana clash, Pinto comments on transfer market


The transfer rumors surrounding Roma’s Gonzalo Villar have grown louder this evening.

Fifteen minutes before Roma kicked off against Salernitana, it was revealed that the Spaniard was sent to the stands and wouldn’t be on the bench due to a technical decision.

Villar has long been linked with a summer exit from the club after failing to win over Jose Mourinho during the preseason.

Multiple clubs, including Sassuolo, have expressed interest in acquiring the 23 year-old before the close of the transfer window.

However, the midfielder wrote several posts on social media recently that he has no intention of leaving the Italian capital and wants to remain.

Roma executive Tiago Pinto appeared on DAZN before the match and was asked if his club still had unfinished business in the transfer market.

“The transfer market is still open, anything can happen,” he said.

“But Borja Mayoral won’t leave, we need three strikers and he was very important for us last season. I don’t expect his situation to change.”

“Until Tuesday, we’re hoping to finalise deals for the players who are no longer in our plans. This is an issue that hasn’t only affected Roma, just look at what Koeman said recently, he can’t manager 30 players.”

Finally, “It’s a difficult part of the job, but it’s vitally important for both agents and the players who want to continue their careers.”