The Ivorian striker will return to Rome in June after the end of his loan at Basilea. The player could also remain at Roma to support Dzeko.
According to rumors from Switzerland, Basilea is not going to redeem Seydou Doumbia and the Ivorian striker will return to Rome in June.
He arrived from CSKA Moscow in the winter of 2015 for 14.4 million (plus 1.5 bonus), Doumbia’s approach with the AS Roma world was very disappointing. After 6 grotesque months, the striker was loaned first to CSKA Moscow and then to Newcastle. At the end of last season, Roma also received an offer from China for the acquisition of the player. The agreement with the Chinese team was practically closed but Doumbia suddenly refused the destination. A few days after, the Giallorossi sent the player on loan to Basilea for a €2 million fee plus a redemption right of €6.5 million. But the Swiss do not have any intention to redeem the Ivorian striker who will soon return to AS Roma.
His contract with the Giallorossi will expire in June 2019. AS Roma could decide to keep the player at Trigoria and re-launch his future with the club. Due to Spalletti’s most likely departure, the new coach could evaluate Doumbia’s qualities and decide that the Ivorian striker could be a good second choice for the offensive phase. During this season in Switzerland, Seydou Doumbia scored 15 goals in 25 appearances, a good performance for a player that has always demonstrated his ability inside the box.
Eventually, Doumbia’s relationship with the AS Roma supporters should be totally reestablished but the Giallorossi could decide to keep a player that they already own redirecting economic resources somewhere else.