Roma had a disappointing Serie A season last year, and Paulo Fonseca was relieved of his duties earlier in the summer.
Jose Mourinho has been brought in as his replacement, and he will be expected to guide Roma to the top of Italian football once again.
The Portuguese manager’s ruthless streak has been highlighted once again after he informed eight players that they are surplus to requirements and they are free to leave the club this summer.
According to reports, the eight players who have been told that they are not needed anymore are Pedro, Justin Kluivert, Steven Nzonzi, Robin Olsen, Ante Coric, Davide Santon, Javier Pastore and Federico Fazio.
It is clear that Jose Mourinho is planning a massive overhaul of his Roma squad this summer, and the Italians have been linked with the likes of Rui Patricio and Granit Xhaka recently.
It is common for new managers to place some players on the chopping block, but Mourinho will have to ensure that there are adequate replacements for the players leaving the club.
The likes of Juventus and Inter Milan have impressive squads at their disposal, and Roma cannot hope to challenge them with a shallow squad of players.
It would be fair to assume that Roma are likely to be very active in the transfer market this summer, and it remains to be seen whether they can get rid of all eight players in the coming weeks.
It is not easy to shift deadwood, especially in the post-pandemic market where clubs are unwilling to pay the asking price for players.