ROME – Rome wants Mertens . He wants it right away. He doesn't want to wait until the end of the year to take him on a free transfer. She wants to tighten the time because she realized she had a sterile attack compared to that of the other teams that are in the running for the Champions League or for the Scudetto. Napoli has no problem getting it started immediately for a figure on sale, the more difficult the agreement with the Belgian.
Mertens is almost 33 years old but has a high regard for himself and for this reason he claims a three-year period of 4.5 million euros per season for a total of 13.5 million euros. Rome considers this claim out of business.
The Giallorossi were oriented towards a two-year offer of 2.5 million euros per year. The parts are quite far away. A failure to agree now could also preclude his arrival in the capital next summer.
Napoli wants to sell it because it has not found an agreement for the renewal of the player's contract. Better to cash in on the January transfer market than to cash in next summer.
If Roma were not to agree with Mertens, everything would be postponed until next summer but in that case the Giallorossi would have to beat the competition of Chinese clubs that want to take the Belgian starting from next July when it will be available on a free transfer.
Source: Blitz Quotidiano