The Bosnian striker could be traded out at the end of the season albeit his contract would last one more year. Roma could make this choice for many reasons.
The story between Roma and Edin Dzeko could be over next summer. If we analyze this operation from a financial point of view, it makes sense. If we try to assess the environmental factor and future prospects, it seems even more justified.
The 33-year-old from Sarajevo, joined Roma on July 1, 2016, when the former director of football of the giallorossi, Walter Sabatini, had put in place an amazing deal. The Italian club had paid just $12 million for one of the best football strikers in the world. The Bosnian was looking for a new adventure to relaunch his ambitious and the eternal city was the perfect place to become an idol once more.
Although the beginning of his new adventure was tough, especially in the first year, Dzeko had the ability to put the Roma fans on his side scoring 85 goals and 36 assists in 186 caps.
But the current situation is different tough. The performances of the Bosnian star have been very disappointing this campaign and the Roma executives could decide to trade him out next summer. The separation from his striker would be amply justified for the Lupi due to his age and contractual agreement that is set to expire on June 30, 2020.
The club of Trigoria could make a profit by letting him go and, according to rumors from the United Kingdom, West Ham could be interested in purchasing him. Manuel Pellegrini, West Ham’s current manager and former Manchester City coach, knows the Bosnia international very well having trained the striker in the 2013-14 campaign. Roma would have been willing to sell Dzeko previously, a player that had almost joined Chelsea in January 2018.
Roma and Dzeko could choose different paths next summer. Inter are reportedly monitoring the situation, especially if Luciano Spalletti will be confirmed on the bench.