AS Roma still hopes to win Scudetto in the Serie A 2018/2019 Italian League despite its main rivals, Juventus, making a breakthrough in the transfer market, including by signing Cristiano Ronaldo. Is the Giallorossi’s latest squad able to rival Juventus in the scudetto title race this season?
The most convincing recruitment done by AS Roma this time is Javier Pastore. The Argentine midfielder was carried off from Paris Saint Germain (PSG) with a transfer of 24.7 million euros. Pastore’s presence certainly became a pleasant recruit for coach Eusibio di Francesco.
After the departure of Alisson Becker to Liverpool in exchange for 62.5 million euros, AS Roma brought in two new goalkeepers at once, namely Robin Olsen who is Sweden’s main goalkeeper in the 2018 World Cup, as well as aging goalkeepers ex Juventus, Parma and Bologna, Antonio Mirante.
Unfortunately, the Capital Wolves team turned out to release Radja Nainggolan to Inter Milan to get an additional 38 million euros. In fact, this formidable midfielder with a Batak blood was AS Roma’s last season, both in the domestic and Champions League events.
On the front lines, AS Roma gets new ammunition, namely the talented young striker Justin Kluivert who was trafficked from Ajax Amsterdam with a 17.3 million euro dowry. This 19-year-old player is none other than the legendary Dutch bomber’s son who has strengthened AC Milan and Barcelona, Patrick Kluivert.