Dean Huijsen’s Stock Rises Amidst Stellar Performances with Roma

Breaking News: Dean Huijsen’s Stock Rises Amidst Stellar Performances with Roma

Once again, Dean Huijsen has managed to impress everyone, both for better and for worse. The Dutch defender, born in 2005, was a key player in the Frosinone-Roma match, particularly in the first 45 minutes. Chosen by Daniele De Rossi to start among the titulars, he scored an extraordinary goal, literally a euro goal rarely seen from a central defender. However, he also committed several errors that displeased the coach and earned himself a yellow card for his post-goal celebration, prompting the technical staff to substitute him during halftime. Nonetheless, two factors remain: firstly, Roma can rely on him in the immediate future, and secondly, retaining him in Giallorosso at the end of the season will require substantial negotiations with Juventus.

What a Goal! Huijsen’s immense potential was already evident during his time at Juventus, but his growth in the complex environment of Roma was not guaranteed. The goal he scored is a testament to his technique and personality, starting with a feint against Kaio Jorge practically on the halfway line, then dribbling past a midfielder and finishing with a curved shot into the top corner. Today’s goal, besides being beautiful, also marks a personal milestone as the Dutchman becomes one of only two defenders, alongside Leny Yoro of Lille, born in 2005 or later to score at least two goals in the major five European leagues in the 2023/24 season.

How the Loan Works With Roma, Huijsen has made 8 appearances in the second half of the season. However, the agreement with Juventus for the six-month loan involves variable figures. The initial fee is 650,000 euros, but it can decrease to 400,000 euros if Huijsen makes at least 10 appearances in the Giallorossi jersey. Only two appearances are needed to trigger the “malus” for the Bianconeri and lower the fee, which is expected to happen soon.

Roma’s Project Roma is pleased with the impact this young talent is having at Trigoria and in the rotations of a team that will inevitably be redesigned, especially defensively, in the summer. Whether De Rossi remains or someone else replaces him (Conte and Thiago Motta are dreams), Smalling will bid farewell unless there are surprises, Llorente will not be redeemed without Champions League, and evaluations will also be made on other central defenders, except probably Mancini. Therefore, a young player with great potential like Huijsen would be the ideal profile to keep in the squad even after this loan.

Juventus’ Demand for June However, how to keep him? In the summer, Juventus will also revamp the defensive department, and their project is to keep Huijsen in the squad upon his return from loan. Nonetheless, Giuntoli and Manna have a clear directive from the ownership: maintain high sustainability standards. A player like Huijsen, who has a lot of market value not only in Italy but also abroad, could represent a great opportunity to realize a capital gain in case of a highly remunerative sale. In short, no to other loans, and a valuation of no less than 30 million euros for anyone wishing to purchase him, including Roma. Negotiations will be necessary, as Huijsen’s future hinges on this.