In the eleventh hour of the January transfer window, Roma are making decisive strides towards securing the talented Empoli starlet, Tommaso Baldanzi. The capital club, under the guidance of Daniele De Rossi, are actively pursuing the addition of Baldanzi to their roster for the remainder of the season, emphasizing the player’s significance in their plans.
The Friedkins, Roma’s ownership, have reportedly given their approval for the deal to proceed, contingent on the departure of Andrea Belotti from the Italian capital to Fiorentina. This strategic approach aligns with the club’s vision for the squad, as reported by Corriere dello Sport.
Sky Sport Italia report that Empoli, in response to Roma’s interest, has outlined their terms for the potential transfer of the 20-year-old midfielder. The Serie B side has set the asking price at €15 million, coupled with the inclusion of Roma Primavera player Niccolo Pisilli. However, Roma is hesitant to part ways with Pisilli and is exploring alternative options, proposing the inclusion of Riccardo Pagano in the deal instead.
The intricate negotiations are further complicated by the requirement for Andrea Belotti’s outgoing transfer to be finalized before Roma can expedite discussions with Empoli. Belotti’s move to Fiorentina is considered a key precursor to the capital club’s final push in talks with Empoli. The looming transfer deadline at 20:00 (CET) tomorrow adds a sense of urgency to Roma’s endeavors as they seek to secure Baldanzi’s services.