Roma are expected to lose their top 24 year-old central midfield play-maker Miralem Pjanic in the summer, and he’s been linked with some big clubs this year, including PSG and Manchester United.
Clement Grenier – Roma now interested
And there is news in Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport, that Roma manager Rudi García is very interested in 23 year-old Lyon play-maker Clement Grenier, and he knows all about the French International when he managed Lille in the French League.
Newcastle tried to sign Grenier in January as a replacement for Yohan Cabaye, but we were unsuccessful for a number of reasons, including the player didn’t want to move clubs in the middle of the season, as he tried to get into the French squad for the World Cup.
Grenier has achieved that ambition, and Newcastle are in for him again this summer, but there are also big clubs said to be interested in him, and they include Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham from the Premier League.
Grenier is a gifted technical player, and he would be a popular player on Tyneside – if we can get him to the club this summer, but it’s worrying that so many big clubs are now interested in one of our top midfield targets.
And there was an ominous warning from manager Alan Pardew yesterday, that this transfer window could be a difficult one for the club.
Well, we knew it wouldn’t be easy, but it’s also one of the most important summer transfer windows in recent memory, so me must get some of our top transfer targets in before September.
Whether that will include Clement Grenier is a good question, but the more interest in the player this summer from big clubs, the less we think the chances are that we can get him through the door before September rolls around
But there’s always hope – we’ve been wrong before. 😀
What do you think?