Ola Solbakken’s disappointing spell at Roma is set to continue, with the Norwegian forward set to move on loan for the second time in as many seasons.
Solbakken arrived at Roma from Bodø/Glimt last year, but he failed to make a significant impact in his first six months in the Italian capital. He was loaned out to Olympiacos in January, but he failed to impress in Greece either.
According to Fabrizio Romano, Solbakken will return to Rome, but only to be loaned out again. This time, he will be heading to Japan to join Urawa Red Diamonds of the J1 League.
🇯🇵 Japanese side Urawa Red Diamonds are in advanced talks to sign Ola Solbakken from AS Roma.
Deal could be completed soon, final details of loan being sealed today for the Norwegian winger. pic.twitter.com/XeUdYEh4qh
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 5, 2024
The loan deal is for six months, until December 31, 2023. Urawa will pay Roma a fee of €500,000 for the temporary transfer.
The move gives Solbakken, 23, a chance to revive his career. He is a fast and technically gifted player, but he needs regular playing time to develop. The J1 League could provide him with an opportunity to show his qualities.
For Roma, the loan is a good deal. The club is getting rid of a player who has not met expectations and who was not in José Mourinho’s plans. The Italian club is also recouping a significant amount of money.