Mourinho wants Dzeko to stay at Roma despite Besiktas interest

Vito Doria Date:30th June 2021 at 2:41pm
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Edin Dzeko has been linked with a move to Turkish giants Besiktas but new Roma coach Jose Mourinho wants the Bosnian striker to stay with I Giallorossi.

The 35-year-old is contracted to I Lupi until the end of June 2022 but the Portuguese tactician believes he can still make use of him.

According to Sky Sport Italia, Mourinho appreciates a striker with the experience and skills of Dzeko, and he has also notified the club that they need to reinforce the attack with another forward as well.

Besiktas are the reigning champions of the Turkish Super Lig, they are looking for reinforcements for their attack as they prepare for the 2021/22 Champions League, and Roma veteran fits the profile they are looking for.

Dzeko had a disappointing Serie A campaign, scoring seven goals in 27 appearances throughout the 2020/21 season.

Despite this, his strike rate in the Europa League was more impressive, finding the back of the net six times in 10 games before Roma were eliminated in the semi-finals by Manchester United.