With a non-stop news cycle churning out transfer rumors seemingly every day, one could argue that silly season never truly ends, but today marks the official end to the 2021 summer transfer window, meaning clubs all over Italy will be frantically trying to wrap up any last-minute deals before the 2021-2022 season really sets in. Roma may have had a relatively quiet transfer window—at least compared to Monchi era where they landed nearly a dozen players before the window even opened—but through their first four matches, Tiago Pinto's new signings have hit the ground running.
Between Eldor Shomurodov and Tammy Abraham's scoring and surprising playmaking performances, Rui Patricio's stellar play between the sticks, and Matías Viña's impressive two-way play, Pinto has earned rave reviews during his first full summer at the helm.
However, as José Mourinho mentioned in his post-match press conference following Roma's four-nil win over Salernitana, the club could use some experienced reinforcements to round out this year's squad.
We'll leave this thread open throughout the day as we track all the last-minute rumors and signings. Feel free to drop any links we may miss in the comments and look for our transfer market recaps over the next few days.
Update #1: Pellegrini Extension Close
Scheduled a meeting between #ASRoma and the agent of Lorenzo #Pellegrini in the next days to close the contract extension until 2026. Giallorossi have offered a salary by €3M/year + 1M as bonuses and are confident to finalize the deal. The release clause by €30M will be deleted— Nicolò Schira (@NicoSchira) August 31, 2021
Granted this isn't a transfer story, but once the window slams shut, Pinto's next move will likely be locking up captain Lorenzo Pellegrini long-term.
Update #2: Villar Wants to Remain with Roma
Despite links to Serie A clubs like Genoa and Sassuolo, as well as a few Spanish suitors, Gonzalo Villar seems content to remain in Rome and fight for his place in José Mourinho's pecking order.
Update #3: Robin Olsen Accepts Loan Move to Sheffield United
According to Schira, Tiago Pinto seems set to find a temporary home for another of Roma's redundant assets, sending goalkeeper Robin Olsen on loan to Sheffield United, which has apparently been in the pipeline for the past two weeks.