Roma have completed the purchase of Eldor Shomurodov from Serie A rivals Genoa.
The Uzbek striker has moved to the Olympic Stadium on a five-year contract, with Roma paying Genoa an initial fee of € 17.5 million.
As part of the sale, Genoa retained the right to a percentage of any profit made from a future sale of Shomurodov.
“Coming to Roma is a huge step forward in my career: I will do everything I can to prove that I deserve this opportunity and to show what I can do at one of the greatest clubs in the world,” Shomurodov told Roma’s official website.
The speed with which this agreement was agreed testifies to my desire to be able to join the manager and my new teammates and get to work as soon as possible. “
Shomurodov scored eight goals in 31 league appearances for Genoa last season, surpassing his expected goals (xG) by 5.8 out of 39 shots.
He also created 20 chances but only one of them resulted in an assist.
Roma will start their first Serie A season under Jose Mourinho with a home game against Fiorentina on 22 August.