Football Manager 2020 Roma team guide: Transfer budget, building blocks, best young players & who to sell

Football Manager 2020 Roma – The Giallorossi have only won three Serie A title’s in the club’s history, with their last coming in 2001.

A three-headed attack of Gabriel Batistuta, Francesco Totti and Vincenzo Montella combined to score 46 league goals en route to a league triumph 20 years ago. However, trophies have been hard to come by since then, with their most recent coming back in 2008 in the form of a Coppa Italia victory against Inter Milan. The bottom line is, Roma’s fans are hungry for a trophy.

For more on which teams to take charge of, check out our list of the 25 best teams to manage on FM20 by clicking here. If you want to pick a side with a transfer budget of less than £15m, click here.


Starting Finances – Football Manager 2020 Roma

Transfer budget = £15.5m

Wage budget = £23k/week


Building Blocks – Football Manager 2020 Roma

Edin Dzeko

fm20 dzekoTransfer Value = £16.75m

Wages = £155k/week

Contract Expiry Date = 2022

Age = 33

Best Attributes = Balance (18), Jumping Reach (18), Finishing (17), Strength (17), Long Shots (16)

We wouldn’t usually advise building around a 33-year-old but Roma are stuck between a rock and a hard place when it comes to replacing Dzeko. The former Man City forward has scored 54 league goals in the past three seasons, but 45 of those came in his first two seasons.

With just 10 league goals in 2018/19, Dzeko appears to be declining on FM20, but with a transfer budget of just £15.5m, it won’t be easy to find a replacement with his sharp finishing. In other words, your best bet may be trying to get the best from what he has left until you have enough money to sign a long-term replacement.


Lorenzo Pellegrini

fm20 pellegrini football manager 2020 romaTransfer Value = £36.5m

Wages = £61k/week

Contract Expiry Date = 2022

Age = 23

Best Attributes = Corners (17), Teamwork (17), Vision (16), Technique (16), Crossing (16)

Pellegrini is the club’s best young star and a player who comes with immense technical ability. You won’t need to worry about set-pieces with Pellegrini on your books.

The Italian international is becoming a regular fixture in Roberto Mancini’s side and is one of Serie A’s best young talents. Resist the temptation to cash in on him if a bigger club comes looking as much as you can.


Best Young Players – Football Manager 2020 Roma

Cengiz Under

fm20 underCurrent Ability – 146

Potential Ability – 165

Best Attributes – Long Shots (17), Acceleration (17), Corners (16), Crossing (16), Off The Ball (16)

Under’s £11.75m switch to Rome back in 2017 is looking increasingly like another piece of smart business from the club, because if you were to sell him, he would probably fetch three or four times that amount from another side.

At just 21-years-old, the Turkish international has nearly 20 caps to his name and the ability to score long-range bangers from time to time. Getting consistent performances out of him will be key to any title push.


Nicolo Zanilio

fm20 zaniolo football manager 2020 romaCurrent Ability – 143

Potential Ability – 150-180

Best Attributes – Determination (18), Bravery (17), Off The Ball (16), Work Rate (16), Aggression (16)

Joining Pellegrini and Unger further forward in your midfield is Zaniolo, another young Italian prospect who could become an integral member at Roma for years to come.

Some of the club’s other highly-rated youngsters include Alessio Riccardi and Daniel Barel Tueto Fotso.


Players To Consider Selling – FM20 Roma

Federico Fazio

fm20 fazioTransfer Value – £7.75m

Wage – £77k/week

Contract Expiry Date – 2020

Age – 32


Aleksandr Kolarov

fm20 kolarov football manager 2020 romaTransfer Value – £6.25m

Wage – £92k/week

Contract Expiry Date – 2020

Age – 33


After you’ve read up our Football Manager 2020 Roma team guide, check out our list of the most valuable players at every position on FM20 by clicking here.
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