AS Roma coach Jose Mourinho is keeping an eye on Ito Hiroki (23, Stuttgart).
Italian media ‘Corielle dello Sports’ said on the 12th (Korean time), “AS Roma is promoting the recruitment of Ito Hiroki” and “Ito Hiroki is a left-footed defender. He is an efficient resource that can handle not only center backs but also full backs,” he introduced.바카라
“AS Roma contacted Hiroki Ito in November of last year and January of this year as well. However, it was over with the loan signing of Diego Llorente from Leeds United. When Llorente returns to Leeds after this season, he will be aiming for Hiroki Ito again.”
AS Roma head coach Mourinho is a manager who cared for Son Heung-min (30) when he was in the Tottenham command tower in the past. He praised Son Heung-min, saying, “Heung-Min Son is a well-educated young man” and “Heung-Min Son is one of the best strikers in the world right now.”
Recently, at an official event, “I tried to recruit Kim Min-jae (26, Naples) when I was coach of Tottenham. He even made a video call with Kim Min-jae himself. However, the Tottenham club did not support the recruitment of Kim Min-jae. Kim Min-jae, who was missed then, is now active as a great defender in Naples.”
As such, coach Mourinho, who favored Asian players, especially Korean players, is eager to recruit Japanese players this time.
Hiroki Ito is a central defender born in Japan in 1999. He is 188 cm tall and can play as a central defender, left defender and defensive midfielder. After half a year joining Stuttgart, Germany, he became a starting player. Currently, his market value is estimated at 6 million euros (approximately 8 billion won).
He is a ‘new face’ who has just been selected for the Japanese national team. He was selected for the national team for the first time in June of last year ahead of a friendly A match held in his country. He missed the EAFF E-1 Championship (East Asian Cup) held in July, and played in friendly A matches in September and November. With this short career, he also participated in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar and played before Costa Rica in the second round of the group stage.
AS Roma, which is aiming to sign Ito Hiroki, is a team that is ranked 5th in Serie A this 2022-23 season. From 3rd place Atalanta to 4th place AC Milan and 5th place AS Roma all have 41 points. With 16 games left, the battle for the top 4 is seldom predictable.