Alessandro Florenzi Desperate to Depart Roma This Summer
Alessandro Florenzi is not enthusiastic about the prospect of returning to Roma this summer after it’s become clear he has no future at Paris Saint-Germain. As reported by Calciomercato (via Le10Sport), the Italian right-back is looking to secure an escape route from the Stadio Olimpico in the wake of Jose Mourinho’s appointment.
Florenzi spent 2020/21 on loan at PSG, having amassed 36 appearances in all competitions. Despite establishing himself as a regular starter under both Thomas Tuchel and Mauricio Pochettino, the 30-year-old is unlikely to ensure a permanent move to Ligue 1.
Pochettino has already opted against triggering the buy-out clause in the right-back’s deal as he hopes to bring in Inter Milan star Achraf Hakimi in the upcoming period. With PSG front-running the race for the Moroccan’s signature, Florenzi will have to find new accommodation this summer.
Juventus have emerged as a potential destination for the ex-Roma captain, with Inter lurking in the shadows. Max Allegri is in the market for a natural right-back to add quality and depth to his squad, as Juan Cuadrado spent most of the 2020/21 campaign as the only reliable option for that position.
The Bianconeri are reportedly looking to tempt Roma with a swap bid that would see under-fire goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny move in the opposite direction. With Juve likely to land Gianluigi Donnarumma on a free transfer, the Pole is deemed surplus to requirements and could leave Turin in the coming months.
It’s still uncertain whether the Giallorossi are willing to accept such a proposal, considering Pau Lopez had a decent season between the sticks.
Meanwhile, Florenzi has another two years left to run on his current contract in the Italian capital, which puts Roma in a strong bargaining position ahead of the summer transfer window.