The general manager spoke to the media following the conclusion of the summer transfer window, in which Roma signed four players and offloaded many more.
What do the numbers say about why Jose Mourinho wanted Granit Xhaka so much, and can anyone else at Roma perform a similar function?
Roma may have missed out on Jose Mourinho’s primary transfer target, with Arsenal ready to offer Granit Xhaka a new contract.
The Uruguay international will fill the void left by the injured Leonardo Spinazzola, but Pinto was less moved on Granit Xhaka or Mauro Icardi.
It is really beginning to sink in that Jose Mourinho is the manager of Roma. As the work begins following his arrival in the capital, here are six things that should be on the agenda.
All parties are eager for the deal to be concluded by the end of the week. It seems a matter of when, not if.
Granit Xhaka has confirmed he is aware of the rumours linking him with Roma and says it is an honour that Jose Mourinho wants to work with him.
Granit Xhaka has emerged as one of Roma’s priority midfield targets under the instruction of Jose Mourinho, reports claim.