After wrapping up deals for Rui Patricio, Matías Viña, and soon Granit Xhaka, the next target for Roma appears to be Zenit’s Sardar Azmoun.
Sky Sport reports that the 26 year-old has emerged as the Giallorossi’s primary objectives for their attack. The Iranian international collected nineteen goals and six assists in 24 appearances for the Russian side last season—resulting in several clubs, including Roma and Bayern Leverkusen, eager to acquire him.
Roma boss José Mourinho is pushing for compatriot Tiago Pinto, the club’s General Director, to bring the Azmoun to the Italian capital as his next summer transfer market acquisition.
At the moment, Leverkusen are prepared to offer €18 million for the striker while the Giallorossi prefer to insert a player in the deal.
Despite all signs pointing to Edin Dzeko remaining for the upcoming term, Roma want to purchase a new striker who can become their long term solution.