Giallorossi have bought well despite losing key players.
Looking at the list of those who have left Rome this summer, there is an argument to suggest that Rudi Garcia has been undermined in his first season in charge of Roma.
Two of the club’s brightest stars have left, with Marquinhos moving to Paris Saint-Germain and Erik Lamela joining Tottenham.
With Pablo Osvaldo leaving to sign for Southampton too, there was a serious need to ensure that the squad was ready for the new season, and the club appear to have delivered.
Having made close to €80m from the sales mentioned above, director of sport Walter Sabatini has used the funds to build a much stronger team as opposed to investing in a couple of big-names.
Daniele De Rossi chose to stay with the Giallorossi despite interest from Manchester United, citing the project under Garcia as an “intriguing” one.
However, looking at the new signings there have been additions from back to front, and that will undoubtedly ensure Roma have built a solid foundation for the year ahead.
Morgan De Sanctis has arrived to take his place as the club’s No.1 goalkeeper, while Mehdi Benatia will add solidity to the back-line following his move from Udinese.
The more intriguing of the additions though is Maicon, with the former Inter wing-back looking to resurrect his career in the Italian capital.
Moving into the midfield, Garcia has pinpointed that this will be the focal point of his side, and judging from the opening two games of the season they have a trio of De Rossi, Miralem Pjanic and Kevin Strootman that will look to dominate games.
Garcia has also brought in a familiar face in Gervinho, while Adem Ljajic remains their stand-out purchase as he marked his debut with a terrific goal.
Whether they are consistent enough to challenge for the top places in Serie A remains to be seen, but Garcia certainly has plenty to work with for the campaign ahead.
Transfer window rating: 8/10
Probable line-up this season (4-3-3):