Gerson remains a relatively unknown commodity, but the flashes the world has seen have been jaw dropping. If it all comes together for the 18-year-old Brazilian, Roma may have the world's next great midfielder.
There was a good reason Roma fought so hard to obtain Mohamed Salah, he's an incredibly unique talent, and if all the cards fall right for Roma, they might have the world's next great winger on their hands.
While Juan Iturbe was moments away from moving to Genoa, a Roma player he remains, and a talented one at that. We take a look at how he got here, what he needs to improve upon and what he might become.
Another Walter Sabatini South American special, Leandro Paredes, marks the halfway point in CDT's U23 Prospect Countdown. Paredes finally joined Roma last summer, after spending half a season on loan at Chievo Verona.
La Masia product Tony Sanabria checks in at number eight in CDT's U23 Prospect Countdown. Sanabria was recently loaned out to Sporting Gijon so that Roma could #DareToDzeko, but he should return to the first team in the near future.