At one point last week, it looked for all the world like Roma would be signing themselves a hot prospect in the shape of Bordeaux forward Malcom. However, despite agreeing terms with the 21-year-old, he still wound up signing for Barcelona in a €41 million deal after undergoing a transfer U-turn at the 11th hour.
Still, Roma were able to at least partially rectify the matter by bringing in another new face, that of Sweden goalkeeper Robin Olsen.
Indeed, the Serie A side chose to announce Olsen's switch from FC Copenhagen with a light-hearted play on his nationality, breaking the news with an Ikea-style self-assembly manual.
Upon catching wind of the joke, the Swedish furniture giants decided to rub a little salt into the wound by gently ribbing Roma over their failed attempts to sign Malcom.
Responding with an image of an Ikea delivery box, the company joked that while the goalkeeper (Olsen) was successfully delivered to the Stadio Olimpico, the Giallorossi's order for a Brazilian winger may have been accidentally shipped elsewhere.
Just ordered this pic.twitter.com/sE38r4cTG7— AS Roma English (@ASRomaEN) July 26, 2018
Keen to get in another Ikea-based joke before it gets old, Roma's English account tweeted a picture of their latest -- fantasy -- purchase: a box labelled "Messi."
Not too sure why Roma would want to sign the Argentine, given how little he affected them in their epic Champions League victory last season.