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Sardar Azmoun’s agent reveals player turned down Premier League offers to join Roma

Andy Mattioli
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Roma attacker Sardar Azmoun was one of the club’s last signings of the summer.

The Iran international joined Roma on loan from Bayer Leverkusen.

His agent, Andrea Pellegatti, discussed Azmoun’s transfer and revealed his decision to turn down offers from the Premier League in favor of the Giallorossi.

“Since there is an option to buy included, the Sardar’s goal is to do well and then stay at Roma,” Pellegatti told Sportitalia.

“He immediately immersed himself in the environment, and got along well with his teammates, the coach and the club. He has always dreamed of being coached by Mourinho. It was an important achievement.”

“It’s up to him now to relaunch himself after a difficult season, but the club has certainly made everything necessary available to him so that he can do well. Roma often plays with the 3-5-2, he is a versatile player who can play both as a number 9 and coexist with Lukaku by playing further back. Just as he can coexist with Dybala and also with Belotti, Abraham and El Shaarawy. The tactical context helps him.”

“Roma is a great club and the boy has always loved Italy. But the Mourinho factor meant that he was more inclined towards the Giallorossi despite the fact that abroad, especially in England, there were teams that had asked about him.”