Strootman takes shot at Roma sales

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AS Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman appears to be annoyed at the recent exodus from the Italian capital.

After the announcement that defender Antonio Rudiger was departing for Chelsea, Strootman posted on social media his well wishes to the German, before remarking, “Ps I hope that this will be the last goodbye of this summer.”

Roma has sold three pricey players this summer, including Rudiger. They offloaded electric winger Mohamed Salah to Liverpool, and saw Brazilian midfielder Leandro Paredes join Zenit St. Petersburg. Mario Rui is also rumored to be on his way to Napoli in the next few days, while starting goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny returned to Arsenal at the expiry of his two-year loan.

It’s not all bad news for Roma, a club known for a positive cash flow in the transfer market. They’ve brought in a number of cheaper options, including 22-year-old Dutch right-back Rick Karsdorp from Feyenoord and 21-year-old midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini from Torino.

Strootman has been at Roma since moving from Feyenoord in 2013.