The summer of 2021 marks the beginning of a new era for Roma Women, who will once again be busy on the transfer front.
Alessandro Spugna has arrived as head coach and Betty Bavagnoli will be overseeing superior club duties, looking to strengthen the squad that she led to Coppa Italia glory in May.
There have not been as many rumours for the women’s side as for their male counterparts, but some hints are still arising as to the business Roma might do.
Keep track of all the key information as and when it appears via Giallorossi Yorkshire’s Roma Women transfer blog here.
Roma set to sign Brazilian Borini
Thursday 29th July
An exciting transfer rumour has emerged for Roma Women: Il Tempo claim they are about to sign Joyce Borini.
A versatile player, Borini has been capped twice by Brazil and played for Madrid CFF last season.
She is now set to team up with compatriots Andressa Alves (currently excelling at the Olympics) and Thaisa Moreno (also formerly of Madrid, currently in quarantine ahead of her transfer to Roma).
Alessandra Massa announces exit
Thursday 22nd July
Roma have been extremely successful at Primavera level in women’s football, and it is now time for some of those players to step into senior football.
Alessandra Massa is one of those who has already featured – and even scored – for the senior team. However, she has now confirmed she will not be spending the upcoming season at Roma.
“However it goes, it will not be a goodbye,” she wrote on Instagram. “A part of me is Giallorossa now.”
DONE DEAL: Valeria Pirone joins
Saturday 17th July
Roma have strengthened their attack with the addition of experienced striker Valeria Pirone from Sassuolo.
Simonetti makes Inter move permanent
Saturday 17th JulyEmbed from Getty Images
Despite her potential, it never seemed like there was space for Flaminia Simonetti back at Roma. Thus, she has now made her move to Inter Milan permanent.
DONE DEAL: Di Guglielmo becomes second summer signing
Friday 16th JulyEmbed from Getty Images
New coach Alessandro Spugna revealed earlier that some more players would be arriving who have worked with him before, and Lucia Di Guglielmo has promptly signed along the dotted line.
Spugna’s captain at Empoli at the end of last season, the full-back will now compete with Angelica Soffia and Elisa Bartoli.
Young pair make same loan move
Thursday 15th JulyEmbed from Getty Images
Two members of Roma’s successful Primavera side, who also have first-team experience, have left the club to join Napoli on loan.
Best of luck to both midfielder Emma Severini and defender Heden Corrado.
Banusic joins newly promoted side
Thursday 15th JulyEmbed from Getty Images
She may have scored Roma’s goal of the season, but there were very few other highlights from Marija Banusic’s six months with the club.
Thus, the striker has left at the end of her initial contract, joining newly promoted side Pomigliano.
While Paloma Lazaro remains among the ranks, Roma will have to replenish their frontline following the departures of Banusic and Lindsey Thomas.
Official: Milan announce Thomas signing
Wednesday 14th JulyEmbed from Getty Images
As expected, Lindsey Thomas has officially joined AC Milan after her exit from Roma last week.
She will now get to experience Champions League football after signing a two-year contract with the Rossonere, whom Roma beat in the Coppa Italia final in May.
Thomas thanks Roma upon exit
Friday 9th JulyEmbed from Getty Images
Roma continue to make changes to their squad ahead of the new season and new project.
The latest player to leave is Lindsey Thomas, who has confirmed that her second season with the club was also her last.
Erzen completes Napoli move
Friday 9th July
After announcing her departure from Roma recently, Kaja Erzen has found a new club. As expected, she will play for fellow Serie A side Napoli next season.
Glionna becomes first summer signing
Monday 5th JulyEmbed from Getty Images
The much-discussed swap deal between Juventus and Roma that sees Agnese Bonfantini and Benedetta Glionna switch places has been completed.
Glionna becomes Roma’s first signing of the summer and reunites with former Empoli coach Alessandro Spugna.
Severini says goodbye
Saturday 3rd JulyEmbed from Getty Images
One of the young players to make an impression in the Roma Women senior team last season is now set to spend some time away from the club.
Emma Severini has thanked Roma for supporting her for the last two years, but is now leaving for a new adventure, vowing to come back stronger.
Napoli look the most likely suitors to take the midfielder for the 2021-22 season.
Pirone to strengthen strike force
Friday 2nd JulyEmbed from Getty Images
Roma are close to wrapping up the signing of Sassuolo striker Valeria Pirone, according to Il Calcio Femminile.
Pirone was also attracting interest from Inter and Napoli, but Roma have instead got the details seemingly sorted.
Aged 32, the attacker will bring her experience to the frontline. She scored 10 goals in 25 games for Sassuolo last season and has earned six caps for Italy, without scoring, since 2011.
She played for Res Roma, the team whose licence Roma took a few years later, in 2014-15 and should now return to the capital.
A number nine, she will help replenish a frontline that is probably about to lose backup option Marija Banusic, while there are doubts over the future of main striker Paloma Lazaro.
Transfer window preview
Thursday 1st JulyEmbed from Getty Images
Welcome to the Giallorossi Yorkshire Roma Women transfer blog for the summer of 2021, where you can see all the main information about arrivals and exits in one place.
Roma are working to turn a cup-winning squad into a title-contending one. Some adjustments to the roster will be required as they look to make the marginal gains to facilitate that process.
It already seems they are close to making the first summer signing – and it will be a big one. Brazil midfielder Thaisa has undergone a medical at Villa Stuart and is ready to join the club.Embed from Getty Images
Arriving from Real Madrid and with previous Serie A experience with AC Milan to her name, the 32-year-old will be a major coup for Spugna’s squad.
Thaisa will not be the only player to arrive at Stadio Tre Fontane this summer. Roma are also considering a swap deal with Juventus to reunite Spugna with former Empoli loanee Benedetta Glionna, via which Agnese Bonfantini would head the other way.
Roma will also be looking to bolster the defensive ranks following the departure of right-back Kaja Erzen. Centre-forward may be another area in need of more depth.
As things stand, no announcements have been made. Hopefully, the Thaisa news should become official soon to kick off an exciting summer for Roma Women, which you can follow here.