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Roma keen to land Joao Moutinho

There has been intense speculation surrounding the future of Joao Moutinho in the last period.

It’s claimed by British media that Roma are keen to land Wolves midfielder Joao Moutinho.

The 35-year-old has been subject to interest from various European clubs.

Wolves spent 5.6 million euros to sign the Portugal international from Monaco in the summer of 2018. The 35-year-old’s contract is due to expire at the end of the season.

In 39 appearances last season, Moutinho has managed to score two goals and contributed with one assist.

Joao Moutinho
Joao Moutinho

The 35-year-old is considered to be one of the best midfielders in Portugal. His record for Portugal is impressive. Moutinho has scored 7 goals in 144 matches for Portugal at senior level.

The midfielder will leave Wolves at the end of this season after failing to agree a new contract.

Moutinho has been in impressive form for Wolves last season and it looks like he caught the eye of many European clubs including Roma.

Jose Mourinho wants to sign a new midfielder and Moutinho is one of the names at the top of his wishlist.

The Portugal international is thought to perfectly fit the profile of midfielder Mourinho wants to target in the summer transfer window.

AS Roma
AS Roma

The former Monaco man will offer the Roma boss the freedom to be more flexible with his formations, tactics and team selections.

According to the report, “Roma coach Jose Mourinho is keen on Wolves veteran midfielder Joao Moutinho. Moutinho’s contract is due to expire at the end of next month and he has been in talks over a new deal at Molineux. But reports in Portugal claim Roma, managed by Mourinho, are interested in the veteran’s services and are weighing up a contract offer. Wolves boss Bruno Lage has made clear his desire for Moutinho, who will turn 36 in September, to remain at Molineux. The Portugal international started all but four of the club’s 38 Premier League matches this season, scoring two goals, and is thought to want a two-year extension.”

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AS Roma will have to come up with the right proposal to convince Joao Moutinho to join the club.

Good signing for Roma?

If Roma and Mourinho are seriously considering a midfielder, Joao Moutinho could also prove to be a smart option.

A midfielder of Moutinho’s ceiling will be a massive addition to Roma squad as he will not only improve the overall quality of Jose Mourinho’s starting XI but also add some stability and variety to his midfield department.

Stylistically, he would be a great fit in Roma.

If Mourinho sees him as the right man for his side, Roma should quickly make a move to fend off interest from other clubs.

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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.

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