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Where Are They Now: Roma Loanee Update 9/21

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Welcome to the start of a new *hopefully* weekly CDT column that keeps track of the numerous Roma players that are out on loan. Obviously there are far too many loanees to cover, but this post is meant to highlight the standouts so far, albeit only a few weeks into the new season.

Roma loanee Leandro Paredes celebrates his first goal for Empoli.
Roma loanee Leandro Paredes celebrates his first goal for Empoli.
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Antonio Sanabria

One of Roma's highest rated prospects, Sanabria has predictably hit the ground running in his temporary return to Spain via Sporting Gijon. The striker has logged 360 minutes in 4 starts this campaign, so he seems to be an integral part of the Spanish side already. Yesterday, Sanabria scored his first goals for the club en route to a man of the match performance in a 3-2 victory over Deportivo La Coruna. Check out the goals below (first two goals, Sanabria's #20 in yellow), both are nice headers given Sanabria's age and the level of competition.

Matteo Politano

Those who caught Roma's match against Sassuolo this weekend received more than a glimpse of Politano's talent, as the Roma loanee burned his parent club for a goal and an assist in a 2-2 draw. It will be interesting to see how Politano fits into Sassuolo once fellow winger Domenico Berardi returns from injury. Politano has racked up 197 minutes of play this season, which includes 2 starts in Berardi's absence. On his goal and assist today, Politano showed incredible vision and displayed a certain poise that could make him an ideal candidate for the Roma bench next year.

Leandro Paredes

All aboard the Leandro Paredes hype train. Paredes has only played 46 minutes for Empoli so far, but he has already turned in a man of the match performance, scoring a composed goal to help Empoli to a 2-1 victory at Udinese over the weekend. Hopefully this goal will help Paredes get more playing time, which should allow him to settle into the squad. If all goes according to plan at Empoli, expect to see Paredes back at Roma in some facet next year.

Sanabria, Politano, and Paredes have been the only standouts on loan so far, but Roma also has a few other players loaned out to top tier teams. Goalkeeper Lukasz Skoruspki has played every match for Empoli, while winger Daniele Verde has struggled to make an impact in very limited minutes at Frosinone. Roma has a host of players loaned out to Serie B teams who could possibly appear on this post at some point this year as well.