AS Roma Eyes Matteo Politano for Wing Reinforcement

AS Roma is once again setting its sights on Matteo Politano, the Napoli winger who has deep roots with the Giallorossi. Having grown up in Roma’s youth system since the age of eleven and almost rejoining the club in January 2020 before a last-minute halt by Inter, Politano’s potential return to Rome is stirring significant interest.

Daniele De Rossi, Roma’s head coach, is particularly keen on Politano, having worked with him during his tenure as a technical assistant to Roberto Mancini with the Italian national team. Their close relationship could play a crucial role in facilitating the move, with conversations about a possible transfer reportedly taking place behind the scenes.

Politano, currently under contract with Napoli until June 2027, boasts a substantial yet manageable salary of €3.2 million per year. His market value is estimated between €12-15 million, figures that, while significant, are not prohibitive—especially in comparison to Federico Chiesa, another high-profile target whose costs have proven too steep for Roma’s current financial situation.

The 30-year-old winger’s potential return to Roma for a third time could finally materialize, providing De Rossi with a familiar and reliable option on the flanks. As the summer transfer window heats up, Politano’s name is rapidly becoming one of the most talked-about in Roma’s transfer strategy.