Roma and Torino Hold Summit to Discuss Shomurodov

Roma sporting director Tiago Pinto spent time in Milan to tend to transfer market matters and try offloading outcasts. In particular, he met with Torino to negotiate the departure of Eldor Shomurodov.

The two sides failed to come to terms, but they’ll revisit the situation in the next few days. Granata exec Davide Vagnati dished to Sky (via SportMediaset).

“We took stock of his situation. We have an excellent rapport with Tiago, and we are evaluating what could be done in the next couple of weeks. The agreement on the formula isn’t the only thing missing. We talked about many topics, including Eldor. However, we are taking time to reflect. He told me that they have to navigate many Financial Fair Play restrictions.”

According to Gianluca Di Marzio, Lille also inquired about Shomurodov, and they would outbid Torino, but they have to win over the player since he prefers staying in Serie A. The Granata proposed a loan with difficult conditions activating an obligation to buy. Instead, Les Dogues, which are helmed by former Giallorossi coach Paulo Fonseca, could offer €13/14M.

Our Take on Roma, Torino, and Shomurodov

In every window, there’s hope things will be settled quickly and early, but once again most of the deals will go down the wire. The capital side needs to cash on their outcasts as much as possible to bankroll an addition. The bid from Lille would be a boon if it were an outright acquisition, but sources diverge on the formula. The Uzbek would look good as a false-nine in Ivan Juric’s scheme. The charismatic coach might have worked his spiel to convince him to join and reject other destinations.

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