Christian Panucci has claimed that the situation at former club Roma is ‘becoming untenable’, with an owner ‘who doesn’t know what’s going on’.
Although Roma are within touching distance of a Champions League place, they are a mess off the field as sporting director Gianluca Petrachi is suspended and President James Pallotta is struggling to find a buyer.
“It’s becoming untenable,” Panucci, who played more than 300 times for the Giallorossi between 2001 and 2009, told Sky Sport Italia.
“The internal situation at the club seems like a powder keg, seen in part by Petrachi’s dismissal.
“There’s an owner who’s never around and doesn’t know what’s going on, and that’s a big problem for a demanding club like Roma.”
However, the ex-Italy defender praised them for trying to bring in Pedro from Chelsea and urged them to hold on to Lorenzo Pellegrini, who has ‘world-class potential’.
“He’s a great player who knows what it means to win, what it means to train to win.
“He can help several of Roma’s young players. He’s a good signing.
“[Pellegrini] is a proper player, he sees the game before anyone else. He’s a player with world-class potential.
“I like him very much, he has great character.”
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