Pinto is looking to land Trabzonspor’s number one: a 10-12m deal but there is competition from Galatasaray, who have signed up to win in recent days
Aouar and Ndicka are already taken, scamacca in sight and Cakir as a possible new number one. The Roma market is dynamic, but just as Pinto needs to sell (32 million capital gains by June 30), GM Giallorossi moves forward to build the Roma of the future. And the latest move in his notebook is linked to Turkey’s Trabzonspor goalkeeper Ugurcan Cakir, 27 years old and 22 caps for his country’s national team.
Roma know Cakir well as they also faced him in the preliminary round of the Conference League last season. A player with personality (he has also been captain of his club for three seasons), a reliable goalkeeper, he was also targeted by the Giallorossi a few years ago, at the time of Gianluca Petrachi as Roma’s sporting director. Then the Turkish goalkeeper extended his contract with Trabzonspor and nothing more came of it. But to be clear, they’ve been chasing him in Trigoria for a while and this might be the right time to close the deal and bring him to Italy. Indeed, in Turkey, they are convinced that the Roma will soon be able to launch the final attack, with a total offer of 10-12 million euros, perhaps structured with a loan with an obligation to buy (to defer the payment to the next financial year). ). Meanwhile, however, Galatasaray have also fallen for the player and are ready to offer Trabzonspor a few players plus an offer of 4-5 million cash. To understand what will happen these days.
According to Giallorossi, Cakir would be at Rui Patricio’s side and maybe share league and cup games with him this year (Rui could play in Italy, Cakir in Europa League and Italian Cup). Then he would actually be the starter of the Giallorossi from the next season, so that Rui Patricio also has to say goodbye for reasons of age. In short, Cakirs would be an investment for the future to protect now and take on the number one role considering the Portuguese turns 36 in February and has a contract that expires in 12 months. Svilar, on the other hand, is loaned out to play elsewhere, to understand how much he’s really worth and to make a real assessment of his actual worth.
June 14, 2023 (change June 14, 2023 | 10:51)
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