According to Italian media, Roma and Olympique Marseille are on the verge of an agreement. Namely, the Spanish goalkeeper Pau Lopez and the Turkish national team player Cengiz Under could leave Roma. The club from Velodrome is interested to loan both of them.
The new coach of Roma, Jose Mourinho, has already targeted Rui Patricio from Wolverhampton for the first keeper of the net. Negotiations between the two sides are largely ongoing and are on the verge of an agreement. The Wolves also prepared a replacement for him, the goalkeeper of Olympiacos, Jose Sa, should arrive at Molineux, although information has appeared in the Turkish media about the interest in the goalkeeper of Trabzonspor, Ugurcan Cakir.
The arrival of Patricio also means that the former Betis goalkeeper Pau Lopez is becoming a surplus at the Olimpico, despite the fact that Roma paid him 23,500,000 euros two years ago. As things stand, he will move on loan to the ranks of Olympique Marseille, and his colleague Cengiz Under also goes with him.
The Turkish national team player spent last season on loan in Leicester, he was again tormented by injuries, so he failed to leave a good enough impression that the management of the club from King Power Stadium would keep him.
Marseille has opened negotiations for his engagement as well, and he will allegedly conduct them separately.
It remains for the two sides to agree on the outcome after short-term cooperation. The question is whether the French club will commit to buy their contracts or leave it as an option.
The club from Rome would be satisfied with 15,000,000 for Lopez, it is not known for how much they would sell the Turkish national team player, whom they once paid 14,250,000 euros to Basaksehir. Roma will certainly experience big changes this summer, a large number of players are expected to leave, in order to raise money for signings.
Mourinho wants to form the team to his taste, and after Patricio, Granit Xhaka from Arsenal could go the way of Rome. There is also speculation about Roma's interest in the Serbian national team player Filip Kostic. By all accounts, Mourinho will make big changes in Roma, and it is as if the Roma management has a serious project to pursue.
Roma was not at the desired level last season, so they could finally be what they want with Mourinho. It will certainly be much more interesting to watch Roma under the leadership of Mourinho, who has not been making such great successes lately.