Shomurodov pondering Spezia offer, prefers permanent exit

John Solano

RomaPress – With less than one week remaining in the January transfer market, Roma are working on several potential incoming and outgoing operations.

Among their list of priorities before the deadline is to find a solution for out-of-favour striker Eldor Shomurodov. The Uzbekistan international has played sparingly this season and doesn’t want to spend the remaining half of the season on the bench.

Throughout the month, both the Giallorossi and Shomurodov’s agent have been working to find a resolution—but to date all the offers have been far below the club’s asking price.

Bologna and Torino came very close to finalising a deal for the ex-Genoa man but neither club managed to reach a full agreement with Roma and subsequently pulled out of talks.

At the moment, the only viable options for Shormurodov are loan moves to either Cremonese or Spezia after the two sides tabled nearly identical offers: a paid loan with an option to buy.

However, the player isn’t completely convinced by the offers. He prefers to find a club willing to acquire him on a permanent deal, therefore avoiding a similar situation in the summer.

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