I don’t watch loads of serie a these days if I’m being honest, but from what Roma fans and Italian journos say, before his injury, he was one of the best left backs in the league - up there with Alex Sandro. In fact, he was touted as juve’s replacement if we signed Sandro.
So I’m happy for once to be cutting out the middle man. A bit like with Dave.
Would I have liked Sandro, of course. But signing Sandro would essentially be saying to alonso, “your time is up”. Alonso is the top scoring defender in the league over 18 months and not someone you sit on the bench for 90% of the games.
This guy should give us two very good quality (if not world class) left wing backs to compete with each other.
Given our board’s current spending habits, if it’s a choice between...
a) Sandro 50m
b) Palmieri and Dzeko 50m
...you have to go for plan B.
I personally think we need a proper world class upgrade and rwb but conte seems content with Moses.