AS Roma are ready to build a new stadium and the team with several big signings for the upcoming 2022/23 season.


The UEFA Conference League winner, AS Roma, has reportedly confirmed their plan on building a new stadium of their own. It is officially stated by Giallorossi’s chief executive himself, Pietro Berardi according to the Italian well-known sport media, Gazzetta dello Sport.


“The will to build the stadium for 2026 is there. We will have to work a lot on both sides, but so far everything has gone well so I want to thank the mayor and his team for the support they have given. It was important to make this announcement on this occasion. Now we roll up our sleeves and get to work.”


The new stadium plan has actually been considered for years. The previous owner, James Pallotta, had been plotting it to generate more revenues and end their share with their local contender, SS Lazio for occupying Estadio Olympico Roma since 1953. They initially opted the neighbouring area, Tor di Valle as the proposed site. Unfortunately, Roma went through the change of owner in August 2020, leading to its cancellation in February 2021.


Nevertheless, the current new owner, the US-based Friedkin Group, has not ruled out such plan at all. They have explored a new site instead of sticking to Tor di Valle. Roma have proposed a new area, in Pietralata district of Rome, with the site behind Tiburtina Railway Stations, the main one in the Italian capital. The new stadium is believed to be inspired from Arsenal’s home turf, Emirates stadium with the probable capacity of 55,000 to 60,000 people. It will also include modern facilities inside the venue such as hotel, restaurants and shops.


In addition, Giallorossi under Jose Mourinho has also begun bolstering the squad with several marquee signings. They are now ready to aim high after securing their first continental silverware last season and set for better domestic campaign, probably by finishing in the top four or even better getting involved in a title race.


So far, AS Roma have offloaded 12 players, including Alessandro Florenzi, Henrikh Mikhitariyan and Cengiz Under plus sending back their three loanees, Borja Mayoral, Sergio Olivera and Ainsley Maitland-Niles, to their parent clubs without making them permanent. In return to such loss, they have signed four names to join Giallorossi, Serbian international, Nemanja Matic, Zeki Celik, the former Benfica goalie, Mile Svilar and the most recent one Paulo Dybala.


However, their reinforcement is unlikely to stop there. Recently, their Portuguese boss has been pushing the deal for capturing Dutch international, Gini Wijnaldum. The former Liverpool man is heading to the exit after a disappointing spell in PSG last season. He is also not apart of Le Parisien’s new boss’s plan for their upcoming campaign, which should make the recruit easier.