Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel has been linked with an exit from Anfield this summer, and he could be set for a switch to Roma.
The Slovakian international’s current focus is on Euro 2016, as he hopes to help guide his nation into the last-16 of the tournament on Monday night.
However, his club future is up in the air after it was revealed that he is likely to leave Liverpool this summer, and according to respected Italian journalist Emanuele Giulianelli, it is Roma who will snap the centre-half up ahead of next season despite talk of a move to Fenerbahce.
Skrtel’s deal with the Reds runs until 2018, but the 31-year-old was limited to 32 appearances in all competitions last season and it could be that Jurgen Klopp opts to move in a different direction this summer.
The German tactician has already moved to sign Joel Matip and with further signings expected, Skrtel could see his playing time further reduced at Anfield next season.
Having spent eight years with the Premier League giants, it will be a disappointing sight for many to see the commanding defender leave. However, it appears as though an exit is now inevitable, although nothing is expected to happen until after Euro 2016 concludes.
Meanwhile, a move to Roma would make sense given that the club suffered a setback earlier this month with the news that Antonio Rudiger suffered ligament damage in his knee prior to the European Championship.
In turn, the Giallorossi will need to bring in cover for the German international to start next season, and Skrtel’s wealth of experience at the top level ensures that he would be a wise, and affordable, signing for the Serie A side.
Roma have reached an agreement for Skrtel. 3 years contract for the Slovak former Liverpool defender.
— Emanuele Giulianelli (@EmaGiulianelli) June 18, 2016