Zalewski Emerges as Key Transfer Asset for Roma

Nicola Zalewski is quickly becoming a central figure in AS Roma’s transfer market strategy. According to sources close to the club, Florent Ghisolfi, the club’s new sporting director, considers Zalewski one of the potential players to be moved this summer. Despite appreciation from former coach Daniele De Rossi, the club seems unlikely to continue banking on the Polish international, born in Tivoli, for the upcoming season.

Over the past two seasons, Zalewski has struggled to meet the high expectations set for him, managing only 2 goals and 4 assists across 80 appearances. Even a shift to a more offensive role under De Rossi failed to reignite his form, mirroring his underwhelming performances as a wing-back under Mourinho and his stint with the Polish national team, which ended in a disappointing early exit from EURO2024.

Despite his on-field struggles, Zalewski holds significant value in the transfer market. A product of Roma’s youth academy, he could generate a substantial profit for the club. His current market valuation stands at around €12 million, attracting interest from clubs in the Premier League and Bundesliga. The final price, however, will be determined by the highest bidder.

Alternatively, Zalewski could be a crucial bargaining chip in Roma’s transfer dealings, potentially facilitating moves for their targets at reduced costs. One such target is Raoul Bellanova, and Zalewski might be instrumental in securing this transfer.

For now, Roma’s management has deferred any final decisions on Zalewski’s future until after the European Championship, seeking a clearer assessment of his situation. Although nothing concrete has materialized yet, the coming weeks could see Zalewski transform into a pivotal figure in Roma’s summer transfer activity.