We probably knew (or felt it in our bones) that this transfer rumor was bound to happen, sooner or later. Ever since we saw Marco Silvestri’s heroics for Verona against AC Milan earlier this season, all it would take was one bad Antonio Mirante performance in a Roma jersey for the perfect transfer rumor storm to hit our radars. Sure enough, Il Romanista and other media sources are now reporting that Roma are looking to move for Verona’s starting goalkeeper within the next two transfer windows, at a potential cost of €12 million. And it shouldn’t be any surprise.

Don’t Do It, Marco!

If we’re being honest with no BS, Roma isn’t a classy club when it comes to sport. The club doesn’t have the patience to nurture talent, much less stick by it. It’s that noisy club of the Eternal City that just keeps phoning you up to talk about the latest get-rich-quick-scheme they found in the back pages of wherever, and if you caution them to think twice before going on the next hair-brained adventure, they’ll abuse you for daring to doubt their delusions of grandeur. Just ask Alessandro Florenzi, who’s playing much better now he’s free of Rome. Or the current Roma squad, who are on pace to set new league records now that Roma’s stadium is (like it was in 2016-17) empty, free of fans whistling the team just because they’re still stuck at 0-0 by half time.