Mercato Mercato – OM: After a clash with Mourinho, he can be Longoria’s first transfer

After Jordan Veretout or even Pau Lopez and Cengiz Ünder, Pablo Longoria would like to complete a new deal with AS Roma. This time, it would be Rick Karsdorp, pushed to the exit since a rather violent clash with José Mourinho. A very attacking right-back, the Dutchman could be the perfect understudy for Jonathan Clauss at Olympique de Marseille.

Serie A has very few secrets for Pablo Longoria, who has gained experience in clubs likeAtalanta and the Juventus. Thus, the president of theOM has often turned to Italy in recent years to find reinforcements and it should not change its recipe for the January transfer window, which is about to open its doors.

Karsdorp, a new Roman in Marseille

For months now, the Italian media have been reporting a strong interest from theOM to Rick Karsdorp, Dutch international under contract with theAS Roma until 2025. Very close to the Roman sports director Tiago Pinto, Longoria would have been alerted by a fairly significant clash that occurred this fall between Jose Mourinho and Karsdorp, which seems to have signed the future of the latter.

A departure that has become inevitable

I’m sorry that the team’s efforts were betrayed by the attitude of a non-professional player » had launched Mourinho last November, after a draw against Sassuolo (1-1). “ I told him that in January he had to find a new club “. That’s when everything changed for Karsdorp, since he has not played a single minute with theAS Romaeven going so far as to boycott a tour of Japan and an internship in Portugal.

Roma want a transfer, but Longoria…

The will of the Rome is clear: you have to sell Karsdorp this winter and the more the better, because Mourinho would have called for further reinforcements. The Italian press seems convinced that theOM is the best solution for everyone, since clubs like the Juventus and theAC Milan have recently decided to work on other tracks. Only problem, the Romans would like to complete a transfer around 10M€, but Longoria may well try to find a compromise over the next few days.