Report: New Roma Owner Wants Leonardo to Return to Serie A

Less than a year into his second stint as Paris Saint-Germain’s sporting director, Leonardo is once again a wanted man in Italy.

AS Roma is undergoing an ownership change and in a few weeks, the Italian club will belong to Texas billionaire Dan Friedkin.

The new owner is looking to make changes, which will include an overhaul of management. Friedkin has three names in mind that he would like to see run the club, which are Fabio Capello, Zbigniew Boniek, and Leonardo, according to Corriere dello Sport (via Culture PSG).

It’s hard to imagine that the 50-year-old would decide to leave the Parisians after only a year into his return. However, with the uncertain futures of Neymar Jr. and Kylian Mbappé and a potential Round of 16 exit in the UEFA Champions League, perhaps working in Italy’s capital might seem attractive.

Roma’s new owner holds Leonardo in high regard, so there’s no question that Friedkin will try and sweeten the pot to lure the Brazilian away from Paris.

A move to Italy wouldn’t be crazy to imagine. Back in 2018, Leonardo left the capital club for AC Milan but returned a year later to PSG. Nonetheless, we all know he has a fondness for Italian soccer, and his first go-around as a sporting director didn’t go as plan, so perhaps there might be interest in another stint.

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