Roma eye van de Beek or Florentino

Roma want to give new Coach Paulo Fonseca a €50m gift in Ajax midfielder Donny van de Beek, but Benfica’s Florentino Luis is more affordable.

The Portuguese tactician favours a 4-2-3-1 formation and key to his style of football is a regista, and La Repubblica newspaper notes the 22-year-old Netherlands international fits the mould perfectly.

However, his €50m transfer fee could possibly be too high for the Giallorossi, while Benfica’s Florentino Luis is seen as the alternative.

Florentino is 19 years old and broke into the Portuguese Champion’s first team this season, playing 14 times between league and cup competitions.

The midfielder has a €60m release clause and has attracted the attention from Manchester City in recent months.