16 Jul Toby Alderweireld transfer information: Roma will be delighted to sign Tottenham protector tomorrowsays manager Petrachi
The veteran guardian was heavily linked with a transfer into the Italian side in recent months and may leave Spurs for a relatively nominal fee
Roma manager Gianluca Petrachi has supported the club are considering signing Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld, but has insisted that they aren’t utilizing Franco Baldini within a intermediate to negotiate on their benefit.
It was reported that Baldini, who formerly worked as a manager of football for Roma and functioned as technical manager for Spurs involving 2013-2015, was in London negotiating a deal that could see Alderweireld proceed to the Italian team.
The Belgian centre-back has been linked with a move away in the London outfit and that he missed long bouts of 2017-18 effort with rumours that he had been on his way from this club.
But, that didn’t transpire and Alderweireld went on to play a pivotal part in Tottenham’s conduct to the Champions League final last year, including in all but one of the European matches.
It has been reported that the 30-year old has a comparatively low launch clause of only #25 million ($32m), which Roma may fulfill at the forthcoming days.
When requested regarding Baldini’s recent visit to London and Alderweireld’s supposed buy-out clause, Petrachi stated:”Baldini is a source for us.
“I understand there’s a release clause for Alderweireld, however, Baldini has a solid rapport with Spurs supervisors, he worked there for a number of years can encourage Roma in signing Alderweireld.
“In case you would like to state that Baldini negotiates on our benefit, then that’s incorrect. I need it to be evident he is of service to Roma and at the particular instance of Alderweireld is a concept to help us conserve a little bit of cash. We would be glad if we can sign him without paying the launch clause.
“I really don’t like to discuss certain players, but of course with Ivan Marcano and Kostas Manolas marketed, we want two centre-backs and that’s the priority. We’re functioning on a number of fronts and also have clear thoughts on that which we mean to perform.”
The Roma manager was also asked regarding the current asserts that Nicolo Zaniolo and Alessandro Florenzi are offered for transfer, something that he refused.
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“It is not appropriate that each and every word we say has built up into a giant narrative,” explained Petrachi. “I know your perspective, but that I never place Zaniolo on the marketplace.
“I can not rule out anything , because nobody believed Juventus would market Zinedine Zidane and they did. What I could say is that now Zaniolo isn’t on the marketplace. We assess everything, but also have to be clear”
“As for Florenzi, he’s the leader of Roma and I never place him on the marketplace. If provides arrive, they’ll be assessed, but I never called anybody to say that he was accessible.”