Roma still wait for Gini Wijnaldum to return to group training

Roma midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum still continues his rehabilitation in Amsterdam as patience runs thin amongst club management. 

According to a report from Corriere dello Sport, Roma officials visited the Dutch midfielder who reportedly has started training alone following the prescribed routines from the Giallorossi medical team. He has recovered well but the process is becoming a long one as the uncertainty is causing disruptions in Roma’s transfer market operations. 

Manager Jose Mourinho and his team of experts continue to evaluate options to replace Wijnaldum for the short term without compromising on squad depth. Midfielder Edoardo Bove has become a hot property among Serie A clubs and Roma feels they cannot hold onto him for long after considerable interest from Lecce and Sassuolo.

Bosnian midfielder Benjamin Tahirovic has shown growth and remains the only plausible option to replace the Dutchman till he returns. The club is reluctant to invest in the market for a short-term player and therefore is expected to promote one of their own.

Georginio Wijnaldum suffered a fractured tibia immediately after joining Roma from Paris Saint-Germain and since then he has remained on a recovery plan instead of opting for surgery. Roma officials hope for positive news the next time they visit the player in Amsterdam as he looks to bring back his career on track.


GIFN | Trambak Bhattacherjee

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