AS Roma’s chase for Manchester United fullback Diogo Dalot continues to get mixed sensations in the Italian media, who are still not sure the club can make that signing.
Today we get to see an update from website Il Romanista which says that the 22-year-old continues to be the ‘number one choice’ for the Serie A side, who are looking for a right-back in January.
The problem so far is the formula to get the transfer done. It’s said Roma want a loan with an option to buy, while Manchester United demand an obligatory clause worth €15m.
The website says the Giallorossi are even going for alternatives, such as RB Leipzig’s Benjamin Henrichs, but the German side demand exactly the same, while the Italian club ‘don’t want to pay’ that much for any of those targets.
Now, even though Roma are clearly looking to pay less, we continue to see people in Italy considering Dalot to be an affordable option.
That’s the case of RAI journalist Marco Lollobrigida, who when speaking today, labelled the Manchester United player as a reasonable target for January.
“The coach does not prefer the three-man defence except in emergency situations, however Roma express themselves better in this way,” he said (via Voce Giallorossa). “Zakaria and Dalot are accessible names, if we talk about profiles like Rudiger’s, the discourse is different”.