The rest of the footballing world may be diving headlong into silly season, but for Roma we're apparently on the precipice of scambia season. With leagues around the world facing a somewhat uncertain financial future due to the economic impact of the pandemic, we're seeing more player swap rumors bandied about than in summers past. For Roma, much of that has focused on the proposed Cengiz Ünder for Arkadiusz Milik trade, but this morning brings news of a new swap deal, one that would see Roma find a new trading partner abroad.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Arsenal's interest in Amadou Diawara has prompted the two clubs to consider a Diawara for Lucas Torreira swap deal, one that would benefit both clubs on the capital gains side of the equation.
Diawara, you may recall, just arrived in Roma last summer in a quasi-swap deal in which Roma sold Kostas Manolas to Napoli and then purchased Diawara for €21 million. In his first season with Roma, Diawara had a solid albeit injury-filled season, making 28 appearances in all competitions while missing roughly two and a half months with a meniscus injury.