Eldor Shomurodov to stay at Roma next season despite disappointing first campaign

Andy Mattioli

The future of Eldor Shomurodov seemed uncertain with the season winding to an end as the Uzbekistani striker struggled for playing time with Jose Mourinho.

However, now things seem to have turned around, claims Corriere dello Sport.

Initially, Shomurodov was signed from Genoa in order to play alongside ex-Roma striker Edin Dzeko, but eventually the Bosnian’s decision to join Inter changed Roma’s plans with the club investing heavily in Tammy Abraham.

Suddenly, Shomurodov found himself sitting on the bench, with Mourinho favoring Felix Afena-Gyan and Stephan El Shaarawy over him.

Despite this unconventional trajectory, General Manager Tiago Pinto has reportedly decided with Mourinho to keep Shomurodov for next season.

The 25-year-old will get more consistent playing time as Roma will continue to compete on multiple fronts including the Europa League. His numbers for this past year – 3 goals and 4 assists in 28 league appearances – will hopefully be a distant memory in 22/23.

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