Roma favourites for Maripan

Roma are reportedly leading West Ham United in the race for Deportivo Alaves and Chile defender Guillermo Maripan.

According to the Daily Mail, the Giallorossi have been in negotiations with his club over the last few weeks.

The 24-year-old centre-back is very tall, standing at 6ft 4ins (1.93m) and has been in Spain with Alaves since the €1m move from Club Universidad Catolica in 2017.

It’s likely Maripan would be a reinforcement in the Roma defence, as Kostas Manolas is considering options this summer, with Federico Fazio, Juan Jesus and Ivan Marcano disappointing.

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