Napoli outdone

    AS Roma have won the race for Norwegian international Ola Solbakken on a free transfer at the end of the year. The 24-year-old FK Bodø/Glimt winger traveled to the Italian capital on Monday for the Giallorossi’s medical check-up. Solbakken was recently considered a safe candidate for a move to Serie A leaders SSC Napoli, to whom he is said to have given his commitment to a January transfer in the summer. Eintracht Frankfurt was also associated with the offensive player. But now the team of coach José Mourinho is apparently making the race.

    the Editing by Gianluca Di Marzio photographed Solbakken upon his arrival at Rome Airport in Fiumicino. He should either soon start the journey of the first Europa Conference League winner to Japan or join the team at the pre-Christmas training camp in the Portuguese Algarve.

    With Bodø/Glimt, Solbakken won the championship in his home country in 2020 and 2021. Since the beginning of 2020, the attacking man has recorded 20 goals and 24 assists for the club. He has been absent twice this season with injuries, first for ankle surgery in May and then from mid-July to mid-September with a shoulder injury. After his return, however, Solbakken came back strong, contributing three goals and three assists in seven Eliteserien games. But it wasn’t enough for Bodø/Glimt to win the title, in the end the runner-up on Molde FK lost a whopping 18 points.

    Abraham, Batistuta & Co.: The most expensive additions to AS Roma

    13 Hidetoshi Nakata | 99/00 by AC Perugia | €21.69 million

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    As of June 14, 2022

    12 Bryan Cristante | 19/20 by Atalanta | €22 million

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    11 Pau Lopez | 19/20 by Real Betis | €23.5m

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    10 Juan Iturbe | 14/15 from Hellas Verona | €24.5m

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    9 Javier Pastore | 18/19 by PSG | €24.7 million

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    8 Vincenzo Montella | 99/00 by UC Sampdoria | €25.82 million

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    7 Marash Kumbulla | 21/22 of Hellas Verona | €26.50m

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    6 Steven Nzonzi | 18/19 by FC Sevilla | €26.65 million

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    5 Leonardo Spinazzola | 19/20 by Juventus | €29.5 million

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    4 Antonio Cassano | 01/02 by AS Bari | €31 million

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    3 Gabriel Batistuta | 00/01 by ACF Fiorentina | €36.15m

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    2 Tammy Abraham | 21/22 from Chelsea | €40 million

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    1 Patrick Schick | 18/19 by UC Sampdoria | €42 million

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    After his last game for the Norwegian club, a 4-2 win over Strømsgodset IF, Solbakken said (quoted via Di Marzio): “I’m trying not to cry this time, I can’t do it two weekends in a row. I’m going abroad, most likely to a big league and club. It’s not all decided yet, but we’re getting closer.”

    AS Roma: Karsdorp is absent from training after Mourinho’s criticism

    Where one comes, another will probably go: It seems increasingly unlikely that Rick Karsdorp will play again for Roma after the right-back left after a week-long break on Sunday and Monday did not show up for the training sessions in Trigoria. After the 1-1 draw against US Sassuolo on matchday 14, Roma coach Mourinho severely criticized one of his players without naming his name – fans and media then agreed that the 27-year-old Dutchman was meant. In the subsequent 1-1 draw against FC Torino, the Portuguese did not nominate Karsdorp for his squad.

    His team was “betrayed” by one of the players, Mourinho said after the Sassuolo game, in which substitute Karsdorp lost a decisive running duel before Neroverdi equalized. Mourinho rumbled: “I won’t tell you who, but I told him to look for a new club in January.” “We are also surprised that everyone is pointing fingers at Rick, although neither Mourinho nor Roma have mentioned his name. We want an explanation from the club about the manager’s words and the way he did it,” said H2 Agency’s Johan Henkes.

    Karsdorp is said to have left Italy last week. The “Gazzetta dello Sport” has already brought him into contact with Juventus Turin, where the expiring contract of veteran Juan Cuadrado (34) will probably not be extended at the end of the season. At Roma, the defender has a working paper that runs until 2025. Karsdorp has been playing in the “Eternal City” since 2017, but has repeatedly struggled with injuries, some of them serious, such as a cruciate ligament tear in October after his move or a meniscus tear last September. With Zeki Celik (25), Roma signed a top-class opponent in the summer. With U19 captain Filippo Missori (18), a promising homegrown talent is also in the starting blocks and was already part of the professional squad this season.

    you’re welcome
    Now some drama comes into play.
    Mou was so pissed off yesterday after the game against Sassuolo that he is said to have said that a player was responsible for the two points lost, although he did not name any names, he said that this player could gladly go to January, but probably not will happen.
    There was a lack of attitude and will and he would have betrayed the team and lost their reward.
    Media Speculated with Karsdorp as the culprit, since he was from the …


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