Thursday, January 20, 2022

AS Roma got their man for Dzeko replacement-talks progressing in Paris


Serie A side AS Roma spotted the replacement for Edin Dzeko for next season.

Serie A clubs are into serious business in the final half of the summer transfer window. Jose Mourinho’s AS Roma is planning a replacement in the attacking line for next season. The Bosnian striker Edin Dzeko is set to sign for the Serie A champions Inter Milan in few days.

The deal is almost done according to the sources from Italy. Dzeko agreed on a two-year deal with Inter as per sources. And the player is expected to complete the final procedures in Milan within two days. He will the replacement for the Belgian ace Romelu Lukaku in Inter next season.

Meanwhile, Roma have identified the replacement for the Bosnian from France. The Lionel Messi transfer saga’s climax in Paris will confirm the plans of Jose Mourinho. The addition of Messi to Paris will force some of the players to take an exit to ensure playing minutes. The Argentine striker Mauro Icardi is the player in the mind of Roma for next season.

The 28-year-old is expected to leave PSG after the signing of Lionel Messi. Icardi got a contract till 2024 in Paris. But, he is optimistic about a move to Inter as he can relaunch himself in his former side.

Icardi to Roma?

Icardi spent 7 years in Italy and he was a continuous loan spell with the Ligue 1 giants. The player signed a permanent contract with PSG in last summer. And now, coming back to Italy is like a homecoming for the player. But, the outfit is different this time.

PSG are expected to complete the transfer of Lionel Messi in the coming days. Also, the addition of the Barcelona legend will sideline the current surplus options in the attacking department of Mauricio Pochettino.

Icardi Placement in Roma

The Portuguese tactician Jose Mourinho is confident on Mauro Icardi. The departure of Edin Dzeko will leave a big space in the frontline of Roma. Meanwhile, Icardi can have a fresh start in Stadio Olimpico.

Dzeko made 260 appearances for the Giallorossi in all competitions. Also, he scored 119 goals and assisted for 55 in five years for the club. (Transfermarkt)

Dzeko to Inter Milan

The Bosnian can be a major attacking option for Antonio Conte next season. The transfer of Romelu Lukaku to Chelsea is processing and will happen anytime soon. That will end up the talks on Lautaro Martinez in the transfer market. Inter confirmed that Martinez will stay as the Lukaku deal is happening.

Meanwhile, Mourinho will go for more options in the transfer window according to the latest updates from Italy. The Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard is one of the targets of Mourinho in the summer window.

Also, they are tracking the second option from Arsenal this summer, Alexandre Lacazette. They have failed in the operation on the Gunners’ midfielder Granit Xhaka earlier in the window. And now, they are focussing on the French forward.

The contract of Lacazette expires next summer in North London. The 30-year-old is expecting a deal this summer to keep up the first-team profile. And a switch to Roma is beneficial for him.


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