Monchi not anticipating January moves at Roma

Monchi recruited extensively for Roma in the close-season but does not anticipate doing the same in January.

Published : Dec 24, 2017 22:49 IST

Roma sporting director Monchi does not expect the club to pursue deals in the January transfer window. The capital club's hopes of claiming the Serie A title were dealt a blow on Saturday as it suffered a 1-0 defeat at defending champion Juventus.

That loss left it seven points adrift of leader Napoli and six behind second-placed Juve, though Roma does have a game in hand against Sampdoria.

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Having left Sevilla in April to assume his role at Roma, Monchi recruited extensively for his new employers. Rick Karsdorp, Cengiz Under, Bruno Peres and Lorenzo Pellegrini arrived in eight-figure moves, while the likes of Aleksandar Kolarov and Maxime Gonalons also joined the club.

'Solutions are inside the team'

But Monchi does not foresee the same kind of investment in his second transfer window, believing that the answers to the club's issues are already within the squad.

"When we start the market we talk about it," Monchi said. "But I do not think we'll have to look for solutions outside, because I think the solutions are inside the team. We did a lot of things well on Saturday and we will continue on our path."

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