In a stunning development, Edin Dzeko has signed a new contract with Roma. The news comes on the heels of the Bosnian linked with a potential move to Inter. But now, Dzeko has signed a new contract and tied his future to the Giallorossi until 2022. Here is the full announcement:
AS Roma are delighted to announce that striker Edin Dzeko has signed a contract extension with the club. Dzeko, 33, has agreed a new three-year contract with the Giallorossi, which runs until 30 June 2022.
“Over the last few weeks I have realised just how much the club wanted me to stay,” Dzeko said. “My conversations with the board, the work we’ve been doing with the coach, the relationship with my teammates and the love of the fans has all made me realise once again what I had already learned during these four years – that Rome is my home. Here there is everything we need to win something and I am delighted to be able to stay here even longer.”
The Bosnia & Herzegovina international joined the Giallorossi in the summer of 2015. In his four seasons with the club he has gone on to score 87 goals in 179 appearances – putting him joint-seventh on the club’s list of all-time leading scorers.
“Before last season even finished we had reached a decision: Edin would be one of the pillars we would build our new side around,” said club chief executive Guido Fienga. “Over the last few months nothing has changed. We are delighted that Edin recognises that if players want to win then Roma is the right place to be.”
The first player ever to score 50 goals in three of Europe’s ‘big five’ domestic leagues (Bundesliga, Premier League and Serie A), Dzeko has also scored over 50 goals at international level. He finished Serie A top goalscorer during the 2016-17 season.