Roma hold tight Dzeko: Conte ‘s esteem and the truth about the contract


Roma and Edin Dzeko,

a wedding destined to continue even at the end of his football career, except for sensational twists. This is the orientation that emerges from the Giallorossi club which, despite the managerial earthquake that led to the conclusion of the relationship with the sports director Petrachi and the constant rumours of transfer, is already planning the next sports season. With the Bosnian striker, fresh decisive brace against Sampdoria, who it will still be a pillar of Paulo Fonseca’s formation.



– The estimate of the Inter coach Antonio Conte for the Bosnian centre forward has never failed, even in the months following the attempt that failed last summer: if only he could decide, the technician from Salento would not hesitate for a moment to ask Marotta to give him Dzeko to complete a dream offensive trio with Lautaro Martinez and Lukaku. Inter’s hopes could be fueled by the failure to qualify the Giallorossi for the next Champions League, a circumstance that would make even more precarious the balance sheet of a company that in the last 9 months – thanks to the effects of the Covid-19 emergency – has suffered losses in excess of 126 million. The 6 points of departure from the fourth place from Atalanta are many but still do not represent an unbridgeable margin and, before having to sacrifice his precious pieces (including in this list also Pellegrini and Zaniolo), Roma has already planned the sales of a dozen players between redundancies and those returning from loans to safeguard their accounts.


To this aspect, we must add the will of Dzeko, who considers himself fully involved in the Giallorossi technical project and which is deeply connected to the city of Rome. The stay in the capital after the unsuccessful courtship of Inter was rewarded with contract renewal until June 2022 with princely figures, a biennial of 7.5 million per season which make him by far the best-paid player in the Fonseca squad. And at the end of his competitive career, an agreement would be ready to bring the giant of Sarajevo into the executive cadres. About the contract, second nThe indiscretion about a possible further extension of the agreement until 2023 with Dzeko confirms that, by spreading the engagement, it would accept a reduction to 6 million euros.


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