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Where Are They Now: Roma Loanee Update 4/5

It was a rather quiet weekend for many of Roma's top loanees, so the top five is filled with a few surprising names in this week's installment of CDT's loan update series.

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1. Nemanja Radonjic

Remember this guy? Well, he's not 17 and taking stupid duck face selfies anymore; now, he's 20 and scoring at a consistent rate in Serbia's top flight. Radonjic spent the first half of the season rotting in Rome after returning this past summer from Empoli in a four million euro deal. The Serbian winger was loaned to Cukaricki in January and has played sparingly for them since, showing tremendous potential even in those limited minutes. Check out his goal (2:02) and assist (2:48) from this weekend's match. Radonjic clearly has a powerful shot, and passes well enough to set up his team mates for easy tap ins. While he'll probably be loaned out again next year, Radonjic could be a force to be reckoned with in two years time.

2. Petar Golubovic

Golubovic has been a somewhat regular fixture in Pisa's starting eleven this season, only sitting on the bench for a few weeks following a yellow card suspension recently. Since then though, the right back has played the full 90 almost every time out, even contributing an assist in Pisa's match this weekend. Golubovic's numbers might not be eye popping, but given his young age and Roma's dearth of actual right backs, he could be worth a look this summer. With that being said, it still looks like he'd have a ways to go before being preferred over primavera phenom Abdullahi Nura, or whoever the club purchases in the coming transfer window.

3. Leandro Paredes

While Paredes has been in a scoring drought as of late, he's been playing consistently, going the full 90 in eight out of the last ten matches for Empoli. Paredes was often subbed off frequently at the beginning of the campaign, but he's progressed into a 90 minute player, which is what Roma wanted when they loaned him to Empoli. The Argentine certainly looks set to return to Rome this summer and lock up a first team spot in next year's midfield rotation.

4. Daniele Verde

After missing Pescara's match last week to be with the youth national team, Verde earned a rare start this weekend. Although he didn't score and was subbed off, hopefully Verde can build on this performance and gain more consistent minutes. If the Italian winger doesn't do that, this season should be considered a waste in terms of his development. It looks like Verde will go out on loan again next year, maybe to a team that's more accommodating of his playing style.

5. Adem Ljajic

Earlier in the campaign it seemed like a given that Inter Milan would take up their option to make Ljajic's loan permanent at season's end, but now, with Inter falling behind the pace and Nutella having disappeared, there might be a chance he returns to Rome this summer. He's only had one goal in 2016, yet his talent is undeniable. Would Luciano Spalletti use him? Would the fans take him back? He's an intriguing piece of the Roma puzzle who's worthy of a first team spot.

As always, anyone with questions can post them below and I'll try to get to them!