Roma wish to add a physical striker on top of Marcos Leonardo and began discussing Duvan Zapata with Atalanta. The two clubs initially conversed about Luis Muriel, but the Giallorossi are keener on the other Colombian, Sky relays.
The contacts could soon turn into a concrete negotiation. The veteran has only a year on his contract. La Dea already signed two younger options in his role, El Bilal Touré and Gianluca Scamacca. His compatriot is in the same situation.
Per Tuttomercatoweb, Atalanta value Zapata €10M and, other than Roma, Inter, and Monza have also expressed interest. He has €3M wages. He’s coming off an injury-riddled year where he tallied just 2 goals and 5 assists in 27 appearances.
The Giallorossi continue to have the Brazilian prodigy as their primary target for the role. The negotiation slowed down due to turmoil inside Santos. They fired their coach, and director Falcao resigned over allegations of sexual misconduct. Moreover, Chelsea are targeting Deivid Washington. They don’t want to sell two attackers, SportMediaset relays.
Our Take on Roma and Zapata
He looked pretty washed last year, and, while he could still pretty good when healthy for long stretches, he dealt with recurring physical problems in recent years. He’d fit their technical needs and wouldn’t be too expensive, but there are way better options out there.
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