Nemanja Matic links up with Mourinho again as the Serb joins Roma #1492 (late)

This week Roma secured their first signing of the summer and the second signing for next season. As it has been reported for days Jose Mourinho was looking to reunite with Nemanja Matic. The Serbian Midfielder has played under Jose Mourinho on two occasions already with Chelsea and Manchester United. They will reunite again Nemanja Matic recently saw his contract expire at Manchester United making him available on a free transfer. According to the reports coming out of Italy he had some proposals from England Germany and France. However, the opportunity to work with Jose Mourinho yet again was too good to pass up. As Mourinho looks to bolster his squad with some experience. Nemanja Matic brings that. The Midfielder has agreed on a one-year deal with an option of a second. The deal was finalized earlier this week as he flew to Rome on Monday to complete the deal before his arrival was officially announced on Tuesday morning. He joins Milan Svillar as a new addition to the team. The Benfica goalkeeper agreed to join a few months ago as Roma secured two free transfers as they get to work. In addition to these moves, they are currently in negotiations with three different players and have had an opening bid for two others. Roma is getting to work as Nemanja Matic joins the club on a FREE to kick off the summer and is just getting started. Tiago Pinto will continue to work on some deals in the coming weeks Pinto has already eyed Davide Frattesi for Roma’s midfield as the Rome-born Midfielder desires a return as they are working on an agreement that could be reached soon. Bobo Glint’s Ola Solbakken has agreed on Personal terms already as Roma continues to strike a deal. Mou priority is Zeki Çelik is likely to be the next arrival a personal terms agreed with the fee between Roma and Lille is close. Roma has also put in offers for Lyon’s Houssem Aouar and Valencia’s Gonçalo Guedes. Pinto also has handed new contracts to Gianluca Mancini and Bryan Cristante. Roma is working hard to build a winning team. Matic is an excellent depth signing as Roma is off to the races as it is only going to heat up.

The relationship between Nemanja Matic and Jose Mourinho is well-documented. This will be their third time together. Jose Mourinho brought him back to Chelsea from Benfica and took him again when he was at Manchester United. Last Summer Jose Mourinho brought in Rui Patricio, shomurodov, Tammy Abraham, and Mattias Vina. However, during Last Summer there was an interest in reuniting Nemanja Matic it never materialized but the idea of bringing him to Rome still stuck with Jose Mourinho. Nemanja Matic has played more games under Jose Mourinho than any player other than Frank Lampard as the Serbian Midfielder has played 180 games for the special one. The two of them already have a very comfortable working relationship already. Mourinho already has a general idea of what his strengths and weaknesses are and the best way to utilize him in this Roma team. The relationship they have already will help him get settled rather quickly. He hasn’t played a game in Italian football but I’m sure by the end of preseason he will have a vibe of what Mourinho expects from him in this team and what his role will be. Given their past history, they already have a very well understanding of each other it won’t take much for him to find his footing at the Stadio Olimpico.

Nemanja Matic brings experience in what is a relatively young Roma team. He has an opportunity to be one of the leaders of the team being very influential on the younger players throughout the squad that is starting to get into their own. Nemanja Matic winning mentality that Jose Mourinho has instilled in him during their time together in the past. Roma are the holders of the UEFA Europa conference League as they broke their title drought as the fans had something to celebrate for the first time in 14 years. Nemanja Matic has won the Premier League on two occasions with Chelsea while also winning the league in Portugal with Benfica. It isn’t a huge trophy collection in terms of amount that’s still two Premier League titles under Mourinho during a time in which the Premier League what is the best of the best. That winning mentality he has having won League titles is another thing that could be highly influential on Roma. Nemanja Matic in addition to that there are some familiar faces in this team. Chris Smalling someone that he played against for many years but also played with when he was at Manchester United. Another Premier League ace is Tammy Abraham who was a Youngster in the academy when he was at Chelsea. He brings a lot of different aspects but the one that feels the most important is it Squad depth. Nemanja Matic hasn’t been signed to be starting in the Midfield weekend and week out. The Serbian Midfielder will be 34 years old at the start of the season. He probably doesn’t have the capacity to go 90 minutes on a regular basis. However what he can do is give Roma high-value minutes off the bench and be a contributing part to Roma’s Squad depth. One of the club’s biggest problems last season. He can come in bring all of what he can provide in a leadership perspective with a winning mentality knowing what it takes to win and influence the squad but also coming off the bench and giving them important moments. He hasn’t been brought here to be the number one option something that was probably already discussed between Mourinho and Matic. Roma are trying to build a Midfield is it behind Roma’s best player Lorenzo Pellegrini. Roma already works on that with the Davide Frattesi; as I mentioned from sassuolo, former Roma Academy graduate Keen is on the move as his mother recently came out and consigned the sentiment of a return home. Roma also is going to look for someone to play beside him. He has a lot of qualities he can still bring to the table and help Roma as if need be. However will be some situations where he will be starting and Mourinho will rely on him for that. Europa League we could see him start somewhat regularly and then when Roma wants to go with the defensive set in the Midfield I feel the Nemanja Matic and Bryan cristante could be a very tough defensive Midfield in certain games. Neither of them probably are expected to start on a regular basis but the defensive capabilities of the both of them together in certain games could prove to be very important. He brings a lot to this Roma team even as a squad player as Roma kick off their summer with an experienced winner as the squad continues to take shape.

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