Jordan Veretout is struggling to show his best with Roma and now there’s a genuine chance that he could leave the Italian capital soon.
The 28-year-old French midfielder started this season incredibly well under coach Jose Mourinho, scoring three goals and providing one assist in the first two games of the campaign against Fiorentina and Salernitana. He lost his way, however, with physical problems forcing him to play in a sub-optimal condition, which affected his performances.
As reported by Corriere dello Sport, Mourinho’s unhappiness with Veretout is clear; the Frenchman has been the most substituted player this season, being taken off 17 times in his 28 appearances across all competitions. His drop in quality has also changed Roma’s plans.
The Giallorossi were in talks with his agent to extend his contract, which expires in 2024, but these have been put on hold, and his requests for a higher salary are unlikely to be fulfilled considering his current position.
In addition, Roma are also willing to sell Veretout in the summer in order to make space for a midfielder more suited to Mourinho’s game. Tottenham and Napoli are both interested in the Frenchman, but a move in January is considered to be impossible. As such, the player will have a few months to try and change his fate, with the summer fast approaching.
— Corriere dello Sport (@CorSport) January 21, 2022