PSG midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum is pushing for a move to AS Roma this summer. The Netherlands international is a prime target for Jose Mourinho this summer. According to Corriere Dello Sport, Jose Mourinho is pressing for his move to Roma this summer. Meanwhile, Everton have also expressed their interest in signing the midfielder this season.
Christopher Galtier was announced as the new head coach of PSG earlier this summer. He is allowing as many as eleven players to leave this summer and Wijnaldum is one of them. The Dutch captain is excluded from his plans this summer. Moreover, he is also excluded from the pre-season of PSG this summer. As things stand, Wijnaldum is pushing for an exit from PSG to get regular playing time this summer.
Roma reluctant to sign Wijnaldum because of his wages
Wijnaldum is currently on a salary of €7 million per annum at PSG. He is also reluctant to reduce his wages which is the main difficulty in signing the player. However, multiple sources have cited that Roma hopes to pay for this salary by convincing PSG to pay 50% of his salary. Effectively, the club wants Wijnaldum on a loan with an option to buy.
However, PSG prefer a straight sale for the player. Acquiring Wijnaldum would strengthen their squad further. Moreover, this signing of Wijnaldum will also increase their chances of challenging for the scudetto this summer. Roma believe that they can complete the deal while their tour of Israel.
Roma also want to sign a center-back this summer. Kumbulla’s departure could open the slot for signing a central defender this summer. Moreover, Nicolo Zaniolo is set to depart the club this summer. Tottenham and Juventus have expressed their interest in signing the striker this summer. On the arrivals side, Roma have signed Paulo Dybala on a free transfer this season. They have also signed Nemanja Matic this season. The former Manchester United player joins Roma on a free transfer this season.
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