One of the few bright spots for Roma this season has been Spanish striker Borja Mayoral, who joined the club last summer from Real Madrid.
The 24 year-old move to the Italian capital in October on a two-year loan deal with an option to buy after each season for €15 million and €20 million, respectively.
After initially struggling to get on the scoresheet, Mayoral transformed into one of the team’s most dynamic attackers, tallying 17 goals and 7 assists in 43 appearances in all competitions – his best season as a professional.
The impending arrival of newly appointed manager José Mourinho seemed to cast doubt over Roma’s intentions of keeping Mayoral at the club permanently. However, a report today from Spanish outlet AS claims that the Giallorossi plan on keeping the striker at the club and will exercise the option to buy.