Rick Karsdorp signed for AS Roma in June 2017, with the Serie A club paying Feyenoord €17m for the right-back. A meniscus injury quickly saw him miss a couple of matches, and then he picked up a muscle injury which kept him out for a few weeks.
A couple of weeks after returning he suffered a cruciate ligament injury and that brought an end to his season. Karsdorp spent the 2018/19 season in and out of Roma’s side, again having a few issues with fitness.
For the next campaign he was loaned back to Feyenoord, and managed to make 22 appearances before the Dutch season was brought to an early close due to Covid-19. Feyenoord wanted to keep him on loan for another year, but VI report they’ve been unable to find the finances needed for a deal.
Despite that, the fullback has interest from elsewhere, with VI saying Southampton, Schalke and Besiktas have made their interest known. Napoli, Atalanta, Augsburg and Olympiacos are also keeping an eye on the situation.
Karsdorp wouldn’t be against leaving Roma permanently, however, given his injury history it’s likely Southampton and the other interested clubs would prefer to take him on a loan deal first.
According to the report, the 25 year old is currently deciding which club he feels will be best for his next career step, and then they can negotiate with Roma.