Roma and the Arab sirens: from Mou to Smalling and Dybala

Roma and the Arab sirens: from Mou to Smalling and Dybala, here’s who could leave.

Let’s face it: the shadow of the Saudi League also has its charm, essentially made of petrodollars. So even Roma, struggling with technical and transfer difficulties, are thinking about it. In fact, in recent days there had been rumors that Arab football could be interested first and foremost in Smalling, fresh from a two-year contract renewal.



The impression is that the Englishman’s priority is first and foremost to return to the pitch (unlikely before December), then we’ll see. Given the long stop (three months), Roma would be ready to consider an offer, although they know that in January, they would have to take not one center-back, but two.


It’s a different story for Spinazzola. The full-back, always plagued by physical problems, had already been sought by the Saudis in August. Now, with his contract expiring in June and with the club’s willingness to possibly renew at much lower figures than the current €3 million, Middle Eastern flattery could be back in the news.


Finally, there is the Dybala knot. La Joya is very popular in Saudi Arabia and always has a €12 million release clause. So, if the performance at the end of the season, due to injuries, is deficient, a farewell would also be possible. End credits on José Mourinho, to whom the Saudi League is ready to make golden bridges to have him. The Special One in reality, if he does not renew (as it seems) with Roma, is more attracted to a big name in the Champions League (Newcastle style), but the Arab court does not leave him insensitive. It’s all thanks to petrodollars.

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