AS Roma Looking At Julian Weigl, Sekou Sanogo


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AS Roma are decided to bolster their midfield depth during the January transfer window. Despite securing progression to the UEFA Champions League’s knockout stages, the Serie A side have not had a very good season, and are keen to add reinforcements during the upcoming transfer window.

One of the priorities for Roma’s sporting director Monchi is to make a push for a central midfielder and, according to Italian outlet Gazzetta dello Sport, the team has already identified two targets in Julian Weigl, from Borussia Dortmund, and Sekou Sanogo, from Young Boys.

Weigl is only 23 years old, but it feels as if he was much older given how time has been featuring for Dortmund in Germany’s top-flight. He joined the Signal Iduna Park in 2015, and since then he has made 132 appearances for them in the Bundesliga, while scoring three times.

However, he hasn’t had a lot of playing time this season, and an exit isn’t entirely out of the question. He has already been linked with a move to AC Milan in recent weeks, so Roma might have competition.

On the other hand, the 29-year-old Sanogo has been playing in Switzerland since 2011, already featuring for Thun and Lausanne before joining Young Boys in 2014. He has 96 appearances with 11 goals for the reigning Swiss Super League champions, and was one of the team’s best players during the team’s Champions League run this term.

Monchi has made these two players the club’s priority when it comes to potential targets. Will they get any – or both – of them during the upcoming transfer window?