Edin Dzeko has signed a shock three-year contract extension at Roma, ending talk of a move to Inter.
The Bosnian striker had been heavily linked with a move to the San Siro this summer after a frustrating fourth season in Rome, but has now pledged his future to the club until 2022.
It’s the third renewal for Roma in three days, following on from the extensions for Nicolo Zaniolo and Cengiz Under – and this one is definitely the most surprising.
It had been thought that even if Dzeko did snub Inter, he would either see out the final year of his contract or sign just a one-year extension, but Roma have sent a clear message about the 33-year-old’s future.
Dzeko, Roma’s joint seventh leading scorer of all-time, told Roma’s official website: “Over the last few weeks I have realised just how much the club wanted me to stay.
“My conversations with the board, the work we’ve been doing with the coach, my relationship with my teammates and the love of the fans has all made me realise once again what I had already learned during these four years – that Rome is my home.
“Here there is everything we need to win something and I am delighted to be able to stay here even longer.”
Dzeko will now be hoping to become just the seventh player in history to reach 100 goals for Roma, with his tally currently sat at 87.