The Brazil international has joined Flamengo from Botafogo on a free transfer in January 2016. The 24-year-old has a valid contract with Flamengo until December 2019.
Since his arrival from Botafogo, Willian Arao has scored four goals and provided three assists in 41 games for Flamengo.
The 24-year-old is considered to be one of the best midfielders in Brazil.
Adding a midfielder remains Roma’s top priority this summer and Monchi will have drafted a shortlist of a number of possible targets he could approach in the coming weeks.
Monchi has always been a director who keeps his eyes on the most talented young players across the globe.
The Brazil international is thought to perfectly fit the profile of midfield player Monchi wants to target in the summer transfer window.
Roma director Monchi wants to continue to strengthening his squad so they’re able to compete both domestically and in the Champions League next season.
Roma are desperate to make an impact in this summer transfer window.
With questions being raised concerning Leandro Paredes’s future at the club, the Roma director could well look to Arao as an ideal replacement.
According to the report in Italian Media, the Brazil international value is believed to be in the region of 2 million euros.
How strong that interest is and whether Roma will make a summer move remains to be seen but it is certainly one worth keeping an eye on.