Three years ago, Monci thought about Roman Yaremchuk, but the sports director of Roma reached for other solutions. The name of the Ukrainian striker could be read in the notebooks of Frederic Massara and Gianluca Petrachi, but there was no cooperation even then.
That should change now. The wolf took the bite again, Gent's top scorer is getting closer moving to Olimpico, reports Gazeta delo Sport. Clearly, the Roma appreciate him very much, they closely followed his development in Belgium, so they believe that the time has finally come to achieve cooperation.
They will have to set aside between 10,000,000 and 12,000,000 euros for his services - it seems like a good investment. The corpulent striker showed that he has a feeling for goals, physically reminiscent of Edin Dzeko. The experienced Bosnian striker has a contract with the club from Rome until the summer of 2022, he was often the subject of interest of Inter and Juventus, but in the end, he remained loyal to Roma.
The arrival of Yaremchuk certainly does not mean Dzeko's departure but represents a natural sequence of events. The Ukrainian would have a great mentor and would slowly take over the place in the first team.
Let's add to all that that Paulo Fonseca knows him well, he met the 25-year-old striker while he was leading the Shakhtar team. It is hard to resist the impression that Roma has found the ideal player. The 191-centimeter-tall striker made his first football steps in the Carpathians from his native Lviv, but as a 12-year-old he moved to one of the biggest clubs in the country - Dynamo Kyiv.
However, he did not leave a deep mark in the jersey of the team from the capital, he spent two years in the second team, and even good games in the jersey of Alexandria (where he played on loan in 2016) did not buy him a place in the first team of Dinamo.
His potential was recognized by Gent, and they signed him in 2017. In Belgium, he grew into one of the best strikers of the elite rank, this season he is the team's top scorer with nine goals scored. He attracted the attention of scouts throughout Europe with games in the national team jersey.
Shevchenko gave him the chance to make his debut about two years ago, and over time he grew into one of the most important players on the national team. With four goals in the qualification for the European Championship, he was one of the most deserving for their good games, so next summer he will be one of Shevchenko's biggest hopes at the Old Continent championship.