Roma look to Aston Villa striker as Osvaldo replacement
Since the sale of Pablo Osvaldo to Southampton and Mattia Destro’s injury, Walter Sabatini has been working hard to bring in a striker. Amongst the candidates are Catania’s Gonzalo Bergessio, Chelsea’s Demba Ba, and Nice’s Dario Cvitanich. And Benteke is the most recent name to have joined this list.
Sky Sport Italia are the ones reporting of Roma’s interest in the 23-year-old Belgian. However, because of his recently signed contract extension, it will prove a difficult task to sign the Aston Villa hitman. Consequently it is the Senegalese, Ba, who emerges as the club’s primary target.
Benteke scored 19 goals in his maiden Premier League season last year. The Belgian has already scored three goals in his first two games for Aston Villa in the current campaign.