Roma’s number one target to strengthen their attack this summer is Atletico Madrid striker Alvaro Morata, reports detail.
The Giallorossi are desperate to add more firepower to their frontline in the upcoming transfer market, needing a striker following the serious injury suffered by Tammy Abraham, who could be sidelined until March due to a cruciate ligament rupture.
Roma’s lack of a regular goalscorer was a clear problem for Jose Mourinho this season, forcing the team to regularly rely on Paulo Dybala in their search for goals, an issue that was readily apparent in their Europa League final loss to Sevilla.
As reported by Calciomercato.com, Roma are seriously interested in picking up Morata this summer and are preparing to open talks with Atletico Madrid. The 30-year-old’s contract expires with the Spanish outfit in 2026, being recently renewed.
The Giallorossi are two avenues to try and sign the former Chelsea and Juventus striker; the first is a loan deal with a €30m obligation to buy clause attached, and the second is a possible swap deal with Diego Simeone favourite Roger Ibanez.
Morata is keen to link back up with Dybala, remembering their partnership at Juventus. His salary is within reach due to the Growth Decree.