Roma in Advanced Talks to Acquire Iranian Talisman

Roma have reportedly found the striker they are looking for, as they are close to coming to terms with Bayer Leverkusen for Sardar Azmoun. They tracked him in the past while he was at Zenit. He was linked to Milan in recent days, which are also shopping for a deputy forward.

According to SportMediaset, the negotiation is progressing quickly. The white smoke could arrive soon. They are waiting for the final call by the player, who also has other offers on the table.

Per Corriere dello Sport, Roma walked away from the talks with Atalanta for Duvan Zapata because they already had Azmoun in hand. Their final bid to La Dea amounted to €10M, including bonuses. The Iranian marksman will likely be joined by one extra option up front before deadline day.

The 26-year-old was productive in Russia but didn’t hit his stride in the Bundesliga. He bagged 5 goals in 44 matches with Bayer Leverkusen last season. Instead, he found the target 45 times in 71 caps with his national team.

Our Take on Roma and Azmoun

If all goes to plan, the Giallorossi will finally complete a deal out of the blue. The terms probably won’t differ much from what they would have shelled out for Zapata. Although, he wouldn’t completely address their needs on his own. They’d still require a powerhouse to be well-assorted.

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