On the program of this new JT: AS Roma closes its mercato of madness, Barça makes trouble to Frenkie de Jong and the officials of the day.
AS Roma completes its work
Rome, the eternal city, shines with a thousand lights. And not only because of its countless architectural beauties. Another builder is completing his titanic work, and that is José Mourinho. The Portuguese coach is building a formidable squad. Georginio Wijnaldum will be the 5th recruit in this mercato! The club of the Wolf has already freely hired the 22-year-old Serbian goalkeeper Mile Svilar. The fullback Zeki Celik has been sold by LOSC to the Romans for €7m, until 2026. Jose Mourinho also brought in one of his darlings, Nemanja Matic, for free after Chelsea and Manchester United. And we have to talk about Paulo Dybala, it’s the big deal of the summer in Italy. Roma also wanted to keep its young nuggets this summer. La Louve has armored Gianluca Mancini. The 26-year-old central defender has extended his contract until 2027. And it’s not over yet, as Andrea Belotti, Eric Bailly or Dan-Axel Zagadou are announced in the Roma sights.
The ultimatum given to Frenkie de Jong
Time is running out, the case of Frenkie de Jong must absolutely be settled before the end of next week. The Blaugrana still can’t sign Robert Lewandowski, Jules Koundé, Raphinha, Franck Kessié or Andreas Christensen. They need money and fast. So, in this perspective, Sport tells us this Friday that the high Barcelona spheres have decided to put the Oranje international in the corner. And the deal is simple: either the former Ajax midfielder agrees to lower his salary and then continues his adventure in Catalonia, or he refuses and will have to negotiate with Manchester United or Chelsea, his two main suitors. He has less than 7 days to decide.
The officials of the day
Big move by Chelsea with the announcement of the transfer of Marc Cucurella. The left-back trained at Barça finally signs at Chelsea, coming from Brighton for a check of about 62 million euros. Ajax offers the first Italian player in its history! The Amsterdam club announced that it has reached an agreement with Pisa, a Serie B club, for its 20-year-old striker Lorenzo Lucca. Alassane Pléa has finally decided to extend his contract with Borussia Mönchengladbach until 2025. Riqui Puig leaves FC Barcelona for the MLS! Xavi did not count on him from the beginning and placed him in the undesirable to sell this summer. Mission accomplished, since Barcelona and LA Galaxy have agreed on the transfer of the 22-year-old player, the asses reserving a right of repurchase and 50% in case of a future sale.