From 2012 to 2020, Juventus was the hegemon of Italian football, but first Inter lowered the Turin club to the ground, and then Milan. Moreover, Juve cannot even get into the top three for two years in a row, and in the new season, the once main club of the country can drop even lower. The reason for this will be increased competition, the main example of which can already be considered Roma.
Roma have announced the signing of Georginio Wijnaldum in what could be a turning point in the club’s history. Yes, the transfer of Paulo Dybala is higher in status, but you need to understand that the Argentine considered only the Italian championship, was a free agent, and Roma became more of a forced option.
Wijnaldum had a completely different situation. The Dutchman played at Liverpool a year ago, but dissatisfied with the contract, he left for PSG, where he turned out to be unnecessary. In terms of the level of play, the midfielder would not get lost in the constructions of Jurgen Klopp, but instead he signs a contract with the sixth team in Serie A. Georginho is not injured much, can play in any position in the center of the field without loss of quality, is as productive and useful as possible, progresses even at 31 a year, and for sure with such a selection of qualities would be useful to any top club. Can his decision to move to Roma be considered strange? Yes, but only in part. In fact, it’s time to get used to the strong Roma and get ready to call it the top team in the world.
Perhaps such conclusions are hasty, but it is quite difficult to predict the failure of Roma. Even last season, Roma finished in sixth place, and with all the transfers in the off-season, it’s scary to imagine the strength of the Romans. Recall that Mourinho has already received the following new players at his disposal: Zeki Celik, Nemanja Matic, Georginio Wijnaldum, Paulo Dybala, and in the near future Andrea Belotti should join them, guaranteeing 15-25 assists per season. It is also important to note that Roma did not suffer tangible losses after last season, all the leaders remained in place.
If everything goes well and Mourinho finds the right use for star newcomers, then in the winter it will be possible to wait for new high-profile acquisitions. The main thing is that Jose, as usual, again did not find problems out of the blue.