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Mourinho’s plan with the striker

Mourinho's plan with the striker

José Mourinho is clear: he wants to extend the lead. And he has already asked his team for a name, AS Roma. It’s about the young Brazilian Mark Leonardo. The Santos striker would come to replace England’s Tammy Abraham’s injury. As reported by Italian media on Thursday, Santos has accepted Roma’s offer and the striker, born in 2003, has given the green light for the signing the next five seasons, until 2028.

The agreement between the Brazilian team and the Roman team will come into effect 20 million euros (10 fixed and the rest variable), although the forms in which the payment will be made have not yet been determined, according to the sources cited above. The young Brazilian, 20 years old, He has scored 14 goals in 30 games in 2023 and was Santos’ top scorer last year with 21 goals.

English’s injury Tammy Abraham at the end of last season, affecting the anterior cruciate ligament of his left knee, thwarted all plans by Mourinho and the Italian team. The British striker was not only the starting striker but It was one of the possible summer salesbut his injury stopped any kind of surgery and gave one I turn to planning for the next season.

Off with Abraham at least until early 2024 and with the Italian Andrea Belotti as the only centre-forwardwho only saw the goal four times – none in the 31 games he played in Serie A – increased it The weakest area needs to be strengthened of a team that had to rely on it Defensive solidity and the quality of Argentine Paulo Dybala to keep up.

After several messages from the Setubalense coach to the sports directorate, published at the press conferences last season, the “Loba” appreciated the Spaniard’s involvements Alvaro Morata (Atlético de Madrid) and the Italian Gianluca Scamacca (West Ham) but as there was no meeting place with the respective clubs at the moment he decided to investigate the Marcos Leonardo case.

The technician even published one this Wednesday enigmatic photo on social networks in which he poses with the rest of his staff Leave an empty seat next to you and point to the emptiness that There were rumors that it was another message to the board related to the absence of a striker.

The arrival of Marcos Leonardo to the group “giallorosso”, the I would not close the door on further business start-ups In the attacking zone he would join the incorporations of the Ivorians Evan Ndickafrom Norwegian Rasmus Kristensen and the Algerian Houssem Aouar.

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