Roma seem to have the best transfer business this summer of all Italian clubs and they look great. Only one of the five players the Giallorossi added this summer to strengthen Jose Mourinho's squad—the €7 million Zeki Celik—was a confirmed transfer from another team. Nemanja Matic and Paulo Dybala were also added for no cost, and Georginio Wijnaldum is on loan from Paris Saint-Germain.
Along with Mile Svilar, these players increased Roma's payroll by about €29.5 million. Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Sergio Oliveira, Davide Santon, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Alessandro Florenzi, Robin Olsen, Jordan Veretout, Daniel Fuzato, and Bryan Reynolds were among those that left the Giallorossi to make room for their reinforcements.
With Roma's payroll reduced by almost €32 million as a result of these departures, the Friedkins are content. The Giallorossi intend to continue the search for new homes for Justin Kluivert, Gonzalo Villar, Amadou Diawara, Carles Perez, and Eldor Shomurodov. Cutting these players would free up more than enough money for Andrea Belotti and a new defence by reducing the wage bill by an additional €16.5 million.