Milik set to join Roma

    Arkadiusz Milik is on the verge of joining AS Roma from Napoli after the clubs reached an agreement for the Polish striker to swap allegiances for £23million

    Milik will arrive in Innsbruck on Friday to undergo his medical before putting pen to paper on a long-term contract at Roma, according to Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio.

    The 26-year-old striker is heading to the Stadio Olimpico as a long-term replacement for outgoing Edin Dzeko.

    Various reports in Italy have confirmed the Bosnian frontman is one step away from teaming up with reigning Serie A champions Juventus.

    Dzeko has been Roma’s headline performer since joining from Manchester City in 2015, racking up 106 goals in 222 games for Roma. His imminent departure has promoted the Giallorossi to step up their pursuit of Milik.

    Former Ajax star, also linked with a move to Tottenham Hotspur, has registered 48 goals in 122 appearances for Napoli since coming at the club in 2016.

    Milik is expected to spearhead Roma’s attack along with ex-Chelsea forward Pedro, who arrived at the Stadio Olimpico as a free-agent earlier in the summer.

    Paulo Fonseca’s side is also close to offloading fringe winger Cengiz Under to Leicester City.

    The clubs have agreed to let the Turkish starlet move to the King Power Stadium on a season-long loan with an obligation to buy for €27m.

    The 23-year-old has tumbled down the pecking order at Roma during Fonseca’s tenure, picking up only ten Serie A starts back in 2019/20.


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