Rick Karsdorp confirms heartbreak at imminent Roma departure after Mourinho’s ruthless public dig

AS Roma defender Rick Karsdorp has taken to social media late on Sunday, to all but confirm his imminent departure from the club.

For those not aware, the name of defender Karsdorp has taken its place front and centre in the Italian media headlines across the week to date.

This comes after the Dutchman was the latest victim of the wrath of iconic Giallorossi boss Jose Mourinho.

After his side were held to a disappointing 1-1 Serie A stalemate by Sassuolo, Mourinho showcased absolutely no hesitation in singling one player and one player only out for blame.

Speaking to the media post-match, ‘Mou’ went as far as to suggest that the then-unnamed individual had ‘betrayed’ his teammates, before confirming that he would be forced to find a new club upon the opening of the January transfer window:

“The team’s effort was betrayed by an unprofessional player. I had 16 players on the pitch, I liked the approach of 15 of them. The player will have to find a new club in January.”

The identity of the player in question was subsequently revealed to be defender Rick Karsdorp, whose role in Sassuolo’s late equaliser is understood to have left his manager incensed.

And now, late on Sunday, the Dutchman has all but confirmed that, as insinuated by Mourinho, his career in Italy’s capital is over.

Taking to his official Instagram account after being omitted from Roma’s matchday squad to face Torino, Karsdorp unveiled a simple but effective message, featuring the colours of the Giallorossi, as showcased below:

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.

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