Fienga: ‘Roma are not a supermarket’

CEO Guido Fienga has claimed Roma are ‘not a supermarket’ but underlined that the club has to match Lorenzo Pellegrini and Nicolò Zaniolo’s ‘ambitions’ to make sure they stay at the Olimpico.

The pair have been linked with a move away from the club and CEO Fienga concedes that other clubs look at Roma as a selling club.

But the chief executive wanted to underline his wish to keep the best players at the Olimpico Stadium.

“I believe Roma showed already last summer that we are not a supermarket, as many described us,” he told La Gazzetta dello Sport. “Our goal is to keep the best players and collaborations to help our growth.

“In any case, it’s premature to talk about the transfer market when we have 12 games remaining and the Europa League still to play.

“The market is tied only to complete some assignments already set.”

But he can’t guarantee that Pellegrini and Zaniolo will remain beyond the current campaign unless the Giallorossi manage to match their ambitions.

“The answer lies in the concepts explained. Let’s have Nicolò and Lorenzo find a response to their ambitions here.

“That’s the most correct way to motivate our players and show them that their future will forever be in Rome.”

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